Entry points for Local Tourism in Developing Countries: evidence from Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Hampton, Mark P. (2003) Entry points for Local Tourism in Developing Countries: evidence from Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, 85 (2). pp. 85-101. ISSN 0435-3684. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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International tourism is an increasingly important source of income and employment for many developing countries with over 690 million annual international arrivals (World Tourism Organisation data). This paper considers the impact of tourism in the city of Yogyakarta, in Java, Indonesia and asks whether one sub-sector of international tourism, backpacker tourism, provides a way for local people to enter this globalised industry. The paper examines the emergence of small-scale, bottom-up tourism and its transformatory effect upon a previously poor kampung (urban village). It is suggested that the nature of small-scale, locally-owned tourism businesses, particularly their minimal capital requirements, may be seen as a form of ‘pro-poor tourism’ and may provide a useful component of local economic development strategies for poor communities. Further, small-scale tourism development may also be seen as an effective local response to some of the effects of globalisation, specifically increasing flows of international tourists to developing countries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: globalisation, economic development, pro-poor tourism, backpacker tourism, community development
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Mark Hampton
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2008 06:20
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 14:33
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/3594 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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