Local economic impacts of dragon tourism in Indonesia

Walpole, M.J. and Goodwin, H.J. (2000) Local economic impacts of dragon tourism in Indonesia. Annals of Tourism Research, 27 (3). pp. 559-576. ISSN 0160-7383. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Ecotourism in protected areas is viewed as a sustainable alternative to mass tourism and as a means of providing benefits to local communities which bear the greatest opportunity costs of protection. However, these ideals have rarely been tested. This study used small-scale survey methods to examine the magnitude and distribution of tourism employment and revenue generation in communities in an Indonesian park. Results suggest that distributional inequalities favor external operators and urban gateway residents rather than rural villagers. Just as the local economy remains peripheral to regional and national centers, so core-periphery relations also exist within the local context. Development around the park has yet to re-orient itself to the goals of ecotourism. Keywords: ecotourism, host benefits, development theory, community participation, visitor expenditure. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: ecotourism; host benefits; development theory; community participation; visitor expenditure
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: A. Xie
Date Deposited: 26 May 2009 10:08
Last Modified: 26 May 2009 10:08
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16720 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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