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Title: Community participation life cycle in ecotourism development
Authors: Marzuki, Ahmad Puad Som Azizan
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: Ecotourism;Community;Life cycle;Οικοτουρισμός;Κοινωνία;Κύκλος ζωής
Subjects: Geography
Issue Date: 2-Feb-2015
Publisher: ΔΡ.Α.Τ.Τ.Ε.- Ινστιτούτο Τουριστικών Μελετών και Ερευνών
Language: English
Citation: Marzuki, A. and Jusoh, J. (2009). Community participation life Cycle in ecotourism development. Tourism Issues .8. p.12-25.
Journal: Τουριστικά θέματα
Tourism Issues
Type of Journal: Without a review process
Table of contents: Abstract: In the literature, research findings on variable impact of ecotourism in several less developed countries indicate that domestic participation is limited and the number in a community who are directly affected is negligible. The above situation can be explained by various limitations to community participation in tourism development process, which among them are lack of capital, skills and knowledge, lack of awareness of tourism potential, and complacency in attitudes among local people. Many authors also agree that there are operational, structural and cultural limitations to community participation in tourism, and the degrees of limitation tend to exhibit higher intensity in developing countries than in developed countries. By conducting research in two ecotourism sites in Malaysia, this study has postulated a community participation life cycle, which can be used as a descriptive tool to develop further knowledge in the field of community participation in tourism development. Although the life cycle illustration is only conceptual and is not intended to represent data that has been empirically proven, the diagrams integrate disparate factors and provide interrelationship and a sense of understanding between opportunity level and involvement levels – local and external. In general, the study found that a certain level of opportunity is required to allow local people to participate in certain activities. It is safe to assume that as the opportunities grow, the level of involvement also increases. In tourism, the level of local involvement in tourismrelated activities is closely linked with the level of tourism opportunities. However, tourism growth will reach a critical point where external sources will exploit local control.
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License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
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