Establishing a link between tourism studies and development studies it considers what is meant by development the processes through which development may be achieved and in particular a number of fundamental issues related to the use of tourism as a development agent. This volume offers a set of authoritative contributions steering through the vast array of tourism and development concepts and cases this sound collection of critical pieces is a must read not only for undergraduate and postgraduate students but also for all those interested or involved in tourism and development. Tourism and development concepts and issues and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Article one of the recurring themes in tourism studies is the notion that tourism is a vehicle for economic development this edited book makes a valuable contribution by exploring the important concepts and issues that are linked with the perception that tourism can be a vehicle for leading countries out of poverty. In this first chapter therefore we consider the concepts of and interrelationship between tourism and development thereby providing the framework for the application of development theory to the specific context of tourism in chapter 2 and the more specific issues in subsequent chapters
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