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Dive tourism and local communities: active participation or passive impacts? Case studies from Malaysia.

Daldeniz, Bilge and Hampton, Mark P. (2011) Dive tourism and local communities: active participation or passive impacts? Case studies from Malaysia. Working paper. KBS Working Paper 245, University of Kent (Unpublished) (KAR id:33371)

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Abstract

For many Less Developed Countries international tourism has long been considered a driver for economic development (OECD, 1967). However, tourism has also been heavily criticised for its negative environmental and cultural impacts and significant economic leakages due to the dependence of many host countries on large trans-national corporations (Mowforth and Munt, 2003). Specialist tourism forms such as eco-tourism or small-scale locally owned tourism have been promoted in response to these criticisms,with benefits advocated for local communities, greater cultural awareness by tourists and

Using local participation approaches, this Working Paper examines dive tourism

The study covered three research locations in Malaysia and revealed that many

on local culture and society were observed as well as a lack of participation in possible cultural productions (handicrafts, performances) by local host communities. As a consequence of the dive industry’s initiatives however, positive educational impacts were noted, especially concerning environmental awareness and English language acquisition.

Item Type: Monograph (Working paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: Dive tourism, local participation, host communities, economic impacts, tourism impacts
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Catherine Norman
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2013 16:42 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 04:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33371 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hampton, Mark P.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1481-4665
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