publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Dive Tourism and Local Communities

Daldeniz, Bilge; Hampton, Mark P.;
Closed Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2013
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Country: United States
Abstract
For many Less Developed Countries international tourism has long been considered a driver for economic development (OECD, 1967). However, tourism has also been heavily criticised for its negative environmental and cultural impacts and significant economic leakages due to the dependence of many host countries on large trans-national corporations (Mowforth and Munt, 2003). Specialist tourism forms such as eco-tourism or small-scale locally owned tourism have been promoted in response to these criticisms,with benefits advocated for local communities, greater cultural awareness by tourists and more controllable environmental impacts (Weaver, 2001; Scheyvens, 2002; H...
Subjects
free text keywords: GV, Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management, Geography, Planning and Development, Nature and Landscape Conservation, Transportation, Environmental impact assessment, Tourism geography, Economics, Ecotourism, Tourism, Economic growth, Marketing, Developing country, Goods and services, Local community, Economic impact analysis
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Dive Tourism and Local Communities

Daldeniz, Bilge; Hampton, Mark P.;