Effects of Tourism development on the Local Poor People -- Case Study in Taibai Region China

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Zeng, B, Carter, R. W, DeLacy, Terry and Bauer, J (2005) Effects of Tourism development on the Local Poor People -- Case Study in Taibai Region China. Journal of Services Research, (Special). pp. 131-148. ISSN 0972-4702

Abstract

In China, protected areas are one of the main destinations attracting tourists and homeland for many poor people living in and around them. Based on a case study, the paper focuses on correlation between tourism and poverty alleviation by tracing the cash flows to the local poor. It also reviews the social and environmental effects of tourism on local area. The case study is conducted in a group of protected areas in Qinling Mountain Region in Shaanxi, a western province in China. Qinling Mountain is one of the most important distribution zones for Giant Panda and some other endangered wildlife such as Golden Takin and Golden Monkey.

Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/2884
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Tourism and Services Research (CTSR)
Current > FOR Classification > 1599 Other Commerce Management, Tourism and Services
Keywords ResPubID18474, tourism development, impacts of tourism, poverty, China
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