Hampton, M.P. (1998) Backpacker Tourism and Economic Development. Annals of Tourism Research, 25 (3). pp. 639-660. ISSN 0160-7383 .
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International tourism is often perceived by LDC (Less Developed Country) government tourism planners as an engine of economic growth, but the focus is commonly upon mass tourism whilst ignoring the sub-sector of backpacker tourism. The case study of Gili Trawangan island in Lombok, eastern Indonesia, indicates that the encouragement of backpacker tourism may alleviate some of the excesses of international mass tourism. Backpacker tourism is compared with conventional mass tourism, discussing the leakage of foreign exchange earnings, issues of local control, ownership and participation, and the political economy of who gains or loses from tourism in LDCs.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||backpackers; budget tourists; small-scale tourism; socioeconomic impacts; island tourism; strategies; planning; Indonesia; Southeast Asia|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School|
|Depositing User:||Mark Hampton|
|Date Deposited:||06 Nov 2009 15:03|
|Last Modified:||06 Nov 2009 15:03|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/23052 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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