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The Ethics of Tourism Development
 

The Ethics of Tourism Development (Hardback)

By Duffy, Rosaleen
By Smith, Mr. Mick

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Draws upon a variety of important philosophical traditions to develop an original perspective on the relations between ethical, economic and aesthetic values in a tourism context.

ISBN 9780415266857
Barcode 9780415266857
Published 19 June 2003 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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Series Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
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ISBN-13 9780415266857
ISBN-10 0415266858
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Publication Date 19 June 2003
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Duffy, Rosaleen
By Smith, Mr. Mick
Series Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
Category Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Business Ethics
Tourism Industry
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 476g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Tourism - Social aspects., Tourism - Moral and ethical aspects.
NBS Text Industrial Studies: General
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 174.991
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Description of this Book

Tourism is generally regarded as the worlds largest industry, with massive impacts on people's lives. Unfortunately, it also usually exports the values and presuppositions that are associated with its own cultural origins. Given this, it is surprising that the ethical issues that surround tourism development have received little academic attention. This book draws upon a variety of important philosophical traditions to develop an original perspective on the relations between ethical, economic and aesthetic values in a tourism context. It considers the ethical/political issues arising in many areas of tourism development, including the profound cultural and environmental impacts on tourist destinations; the reciprocity (or lack of) in host-guest relations; the (un)fair distribution of benefits and revenues; and the moral implications of issues like sex tourism, staged authenticity and travel to oppressive regimes. The book concludes with a detailed investigation of the potential and pitfalls of ecotourism, sustainable tourism and community-based tourism, as examples of what is sometimes termed ethical tourism. The authors explain philosophical arguments without the use of excessive jargon. Their interweaving of theory and practice is facilitated by the use of text boxes to explain key terms in ethics, politics, and tourism development and by drawing on contemporary case-studies from South Africa, Mexico, Zambia, Honduras, Ethiopia and Madagascar to illuminate the ethical problems associated with tourism.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A pioneering effort on an important topic that has often been mentioned but has seldom previously been the focus of attention. Many ethical questions are raised by contemporary tourism practices and this book will help the thoughtful student and researcher to understand the fundamental questions that underpin their subject. <br>-Geoffrey Wall, University of Waterloo, Canada <br> This is a timely addition to the literature on tourism studies, which takes a distinctly social science perspective. There is a need for a text in this field to support the growing interest in the responsibilities of tourists and the industry. <br>-Dr. Michael Ireland, College of St. Mark & St. John, Plymouth <br>

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