[TimorLesteStudies] Book chapter: An integrated approach to tourism planning in a developing nation : a case study from Beloi (Timor-Leste)
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Tue Mar 15 21:14:40 EST 2011
Dutra, Leo XC, Haworth, Robert, & Taboada, Manuela B. (2011) An integrated approach to tourism planning in a developing nation : a case study from Beloi (Timor-Leste). In: Dredge, Diane & Jenkins, John (Eds.) Stories of Practice : Tourism Policy and Planning. Ashgate. (In Press)
In this chapter we present a case study set in Beloi, a fishing village located on Ataúro Island, 30 km across the sea from Díli, capital of Timor-Leste (East-Timor). We explore the tension between tourism development, food security and marine conservation in a developing country context. In order to better understand the relationships between the social, ecological and economic issues that arise in tourism planning we use an approach and associated methodology based on storytelling, complexity theory and concept mapping. Through testing scenarios with this methodology we hope to evaluate which trade-offs are acceptable to local people in return for the hoped-for economic boost from increased tourist visitation and associated developments.
Dr Bu V.E. Wilson
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