Stakeholders in tourism development

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Definition of stakeholder A stakeholder is a person, group, or organization that can affect or be affected an organisation. According to Johnson, Scholes & Whittington (2006) stakeholders refer to individuals or groups who depend on the organisation to fulfil their own goals and on whom, in turn, the organisation depends. Stakeholders in tourism development Participation of stakeholders in the decision-making process is very important for sustainable tourism development. According to UNWTO (2005) there are a number of stakeholders who may impact directly or indirectly on tourism planning and development. They […]

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Enclave tourism – definition and characteristics

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Enclave tourism has recently become an important topic of discussion and drawn a lot of interests from students, teachers, and tourists alike. A number of writers have attempted to define it and come up with some interesting ideas. This article focuses on what enclave tourism is and some of its characteristics. What is enclave tourism? While the term ‘enclave’ refers to a small territory surrounded by a larger territory whose inhabitants are of a different culture or nationality (Soanes, 2002), the concept of enclave tourism suggests development of all inclusive […]

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What is sustainable tourism?

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Sustainable tourism has its roots in sustainable development. The latter refers to the development that meets the needs of the people today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987). The world developed incredibly fast in the last 60 years. This rapid development has heavily impacted on the socio-cultural and environmental spectrums worldwide. Consequently, an awareness has been developed that any development must be sustainable. This article briefly focuses on definitions and principles of sustainable tourism. Definition of sustainable […]

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