Tourism at the Grassroots: Villagers and Visitors in the Asia-Pacific

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In two regions where tourism is of considerable economic importance, eastern Asia and the Pacific, there have been remarkably few studies of the impacts of tourism in rural areas. Moreover, the shift towards ecotourism, touted as a more environmentally benign form of tourism, has extended the reach of tourism into more remote and fragile envir
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John Connell is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sydney, Australia. John’s publications include (with Chris Gibson) Music and Tourism: On the Road Again (Channel View, 2005), papers on tourism in Bali, the Caribbean and elsewhere, and books on Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and The Last Colonies.

Barbara Rugendyke is Associate Professor in Geography at the University of New England, Australia. Barbara’s publications have focused on the impacts of nature-based tourism at the local level in Vietnam, on development assistance in the Asia Pacific region, community development planning and the role of development NGOs, including NGOs as Advocates for Development in a Glabalising World (Routledge, 2007).

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Routledge
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Published on
Mar 1, 2008
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Pages
308
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ISBN
9781134135417
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Language
English
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Science / Earth Sciences / Geography
Social Science / General
Social Science / Human Geography
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