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Backpacker tourism and Third World development



Backpacker tourism and Third World development



Annals of Tourism Research 29(1): 144-164



This paper considers the pros and cons of backpacker tourism in terms of whether it promotes local level development. Following a review of the literature, participant observation of backpacking in Asia from 1989 to 1990, and fieldwork into sustainable livelihoods in southern Africa and the South Pacific form the main part of the paper.

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DOI: 10.1016/s0160-7383(01)00030-5


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