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Travelling to Prosperity: A look into the inclusionary transformation processes of the Perhentian Islands

Johnsen, John LU (2013) EKHK18 20131
Department of Economic History
Abstract (Swedish)
The tourism industry has the potential to bring sustainable growth to regions suffering
from economic hardship. However, in order for tourism to live up to this potential, it
is imperative that the traditional dynamics of tourism development are challenged.
Decentralized decision-making and community empowerment have proven to be
powerful factors in ensuring bottom-up development in the case of the Perhentian
Islands. Alternative tourism strategies such as ecotourism and volunteer tourism
show much promise for ensuring that tourism activities conform to the triple bottom
line, if executed and managed in a responsible manner. The primary data for this
paper comes from a qualitative study using the participant observation method and
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The tourism industry has the potential to bring sustainable growth to regions suffering
from economic hardship. However, in order for tourism to live up to this potential, it
is imperative that the traditional dynamics of tourism development are challenged.
Decentralized decision-making and community empowerment have proven to be
powerful factors in ensuring bottom-up development in the case of the Perhentian
Islands. Alternative tourism strategies such as ecotourism and volunteer tourism
show much promise for ensuring that tourism activities conform to the triple bottom
line, if executed and managed in a responsible manner. The primary data for this
paper comes from a qualitative study using the participant observation method and
semi-structured interviews, from the viewpoint of a volunteer tourist in the Perhentian
Islands. Collaboration between the stakeholders in a host community can ensure the
evolution of necessary institutions to minimize the potential negative aspects of
tourism growth and maximize the benefits for the community. (Less)
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author
Johnsen, John LU
supervisor
organization
course
EKHK18 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
tourism, transformation, structural, economics, development
language
English
id
3814399
date added to LUP
2013-10-14 14:53:42
date last changed
2013-10-14 14:53:42
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  abstract     = {The tourism industry has the potential to bring sustainable growth to regions suffering
from economic hardship. However, in order for tourism to live up to this potential, it
is imperative that the traditional dynamics of tourism development are challenged.
Decentralized decision-making and community empowerment have proven to be
powerful factors in ensuring bottom-up development in the case of the Perhentian
Islands. Alternative tourism strategies such as ecotourism and volunteer tourism
show much promise for ensuring that tourism activities conform to the triple bottom
line, if executed and managed in a responsible manner. The primary data for this
paper comes from a qualitative study using the participant observation method and
semi-structured interviews, from the viewpoint of a volunteer tourist in the Perhentian
Islands. Collaboration between the stakeholders in a host community can ensure the
evolution of necessary institutions to minimize the potential negative aspects of
tourism growth and maximize the benefits for the community.},
  author       = {Johnsen, John},
  keyword      = {tourism,transformation,structural,economics,development},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Travelling to Prosperity: A look into the inclusionary transformation processes of the Perhentian Islands},
  year         = {2013},
}