Planning for community based tourism in a remote location
Harwood, Sharon (2010) Planning for community based tourism in a remote location. Sustainability, 2 (7). pp. 1909-1923.
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Remote areas are difficult to access, tend to lack critical infrastructure, are highly susceptible to shocks in the marketplace, and are perceived by industry to possess limited development opportunities. Accordingly a community orientated and territorial approach to development planning in a remote area will be more successful than a top down industry based approach . Given the limitations of being remote, the case study community examined in this research manages and sustains a bird watching tourism product within a global market place. This paper examines how a remotely located community in the Arfak Mountains of West Papua overcomes these difficulties and plans for community based tourism (CBT) in their locale.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||community based tourism; remote; planning; tourism; West Papua; bird watching|
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|Date Deposited:||27 Sep 2011 06:16|
|FoR Codes:||12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120501 Community Planning @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 100%|