An integrated approach to tourism planning in a developing nation : a case study from Beloi (Timor-Leste)

Dutra, Leo X.C., 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 Publishing, Farnham, pp. 269-293.

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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.

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ID Code: 40064
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: tourism, collaborative design, East Timor / Timor-Leste, systems thinking, planning
ISBN: 9780754679820
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TOURISM (150600)
Divisions: Past > Disciplines > Art & Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Ashgate Publishing
Deposited On: 15 Feb 2011 03:08
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2015 16:07

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