An attribute-based approach to classifying community-based tourism networks

Tolkach, Denis, King, Brian, and Pearlman, Michael (2013) An attribute-based approach to classifying community-based tourism networks. Tourism Planning & Development, 10 (3). pp. 319-337.

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This conceptual paper proposes the adoption of a collaborative network approach as a prospective means of improving success in implementing community-based tourism (CBT) initiatives. Drawing upon relevant literature, the researchers identify the key attributes that characterise a network-based approach. By proposing alternatives for each attribute, the research provides CBT practitioners with options for making informed decisions about how to build collaboration connecting individual CBT initiatives in multiple locations. The researchers discuss the implications of different approaches for power relations between stakeholders. The proposed framework provides a means of classifying existing CBT networks and analyses the types of network and the circumstances which lead to better outcomes for community development. Further empirical research is required to test the validity of the key network attributes and to develop a comprehensive classification system of CBT networks.

Item ID: 63267
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2156-8324
Copyright Information: © 2013 Taylor & Francis
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2020 02:19
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150603 Tourism Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 100%
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