P11
Tourism and development [Tourism and Development Study Group]

Convenors:
David Harrison (Middlesex University)
Chair:
David Harrison
Location:
Room 8 (Examination Schools)
Start time:
12 September, 2016 at 14:00
Session slots:
2

Short abstract:

Tourism is a major tool for development in many countries and regions but its impacts remain contested. This panel focuses on current thinking and research on the economic, social and cultural processes underlying its continued growth and on tourism's relationship with other forms of travel.

Long abstract:

Tourism is a major tool for development across all types of society and many 'developing' countries, along with regions in countries considered 'developed,' rely on tourism as their primary sources of income and employment. Although writing about and research into the 'problems' often perceived in tourism's apparently inevitable growth tend to focus on 'developing' societies, its impacts are global and remain contested. This panel focuses on current thinking and research on the economic, social and cultural processes underlying tourism's continued growth, and on its relationship to other forms of travel..