Tourism and (sustainable) development: revisiting the theoretical divide.

Sharpley, Richard Anthony John orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-2135-3206 (2020) Tourism and (sustainable) development: revisiting the theoretical divide. In: Tourism in Development: Reflective Essays. Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI), pp. 13-24. ISBN 9781789242812

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This chapter revisits the theoretical relationship between tourism and development, within the framework of contemporary understandings of development objectives, processes and challenges and the necessary parameters of resource sustainability. Re-visioning development as prosperity, as opposed to economic growth, as well as recognition of the 'de-developmental' consequences of the growth imperative, points to the need for policies that allow for only targeted growth in tourism within an overall slowing down (or even de-growth)of tourism globally.

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