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Special Report No.39: transnationals in developing country tourism

Special Report No.39: transnationals in developing country tourism

International Tourism Quarterly (1): 37-56

A considerable part of the tourist industry is now financed, influenced and organized by transnational corporations. The emphasis of this article is largely on transnationals involved in the provision of hotel accommodation. It reviews world growth of tourism and looks at the present situation and opportunities in the developing countries briefly outlining the potential costs involved in tourism expansion. The degree of dependence of some developing countries on tourism is illustrated.

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