The Business of Community Based Tourism: A Multi-Stakeholder Approach
Tourism Issues, Vol. 3
19 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2008
Date Written: October 20, 2007
The present paper attempts to weave together the theory and practice of community based tourism. Though the idea of community based development is age-old, its adoption into tourism is relatively recent. The paper examines how community based tourism can be a panacea for many of the evils of the mainstream industry driven mass-tourism. It exhorts that, while community is at the centre stage, there are important roles for governments and non-governmental organizations in community based tourism. The role of public-private partnership is also examined.
Keywords: Community Based Tourism, Blueprint for CBT development, Role of Governments and NGOs, Public-Private Partnership, Case studies
JEL Classification: M10, M21, A12
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation