L20_Tourism Development

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+ Lecture 20 Tourism Development THM1311 Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality Management
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+ Chapter 6 Tourism Development 2 Objectives The concept and principles of sustainable tourism development. The main forms of tourism development. Government and private-sector roles in tourism development. Role and types of government incentives for tourism development and the criteria for government financial assistance. Feasibility studies & Environmental Impact Assessment .
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+ Sustainable Tourism Development “Tourism which is developed and maintained in an area in such a manner and at such a scale that it remains viable over an indefinite period and does not degrade or alter the environment in which it exists to such a degree that it prohibits the successful development and well-being of other activities and processes.” Butler, R. W. (1993) 3
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+ Principles of Sustainable Tourism Development 1. To improve the quality of life of the host community . 2. To provide a high quality experience for visitors . 3. To maintain the quality of the environment on which both the host community and the visitors depend . Ding, P., & Pigram, J. (1995) 4
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Main Forms of Tourism Development Low-impact to high-impact tourism Low impact or soft tourism developments are usually smaller scale and are designed to meet ecologically sustainable tourism development (ESTD) or alternative tourism (e.g., eco-tourism). Mass tourism (e.g., resort tourism) is where thousands of visitors concentrate in particular areas and requires large-scale investment in accommodation, infrastructure, and services. 5
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