Sustainable Tourism Development

Authored by: Tony Johnston

Routledge International Handbook of Sustainable Development

Print publication date:  March  2015
Online publication date:  March  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415838429
eBook ISBN: 9780203785300
Adobe ISBN: 9781135040727

10.4324/9780203785300.ch16

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Abstract

Lest we forget at the outset of this chapter, tourism is invasive, insidious and destructive. No other industry has the ability to spread its tentacles into the most remote corners of the planet with the speed, force or power of tourism. Yet tourism is a seductive industry which promises much by way of development potential. As a result, there is hardly a location on Earth which has not been commodified by the industry, as planners, developers and governments seek to use tourism to generate wealth and employment.

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