What about the Locals

ISBN: 9783838302881

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Governments and global development agencies consider tourism to be a key tool by which developing countries can diversify their economies and lift populations from the grips of poverty. Its “”sustainable”” image lends itself specifically to the development of rural economies. The growth of ecological, cultural, and adventure tourism has assisted in propelling tourism forward as the “”sexy”” development option for rural communities. What About The Locals?: Impacts of Tourism Development on Mountain Communities in Central Asia, explores the development of tourism in the mountain regions of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Local, regional, and national governments work closely with global development agencies and international tourism firms to foster investment and infrastructure development, with the intended goal of increasing skilled employment, entreprenuerialism, and taxable revenue. Dr. Allen”s indepth case studies reveal that, despite good intentions, tourism development can lead to unequal competition between international and locally based firms, degradation of local ecosystems, and rarely provides stable skilled employment.

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Title:
What about the Locals
ISBN-10:
3838302885
ISBN-13:
9783838302881
Author:
Joseph Boots Allen
Publisher:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Published Date:
20090613
Edition:
1
Binding
Paperback / softback
Pages:
316
Language:
English
Product Dim.:
8.66 H x 5.91 W (inches)

Joseph Boots Allen

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