Effects of tourism development on the local poor people - Case study in Taibai Region China

Zeng, B., Carter, R.W., De Lacy, T. and Bauer, J. (2005) Effects of tourism development on the local poor people - Case study in Taibai Region China. Journal of Services Research, 131-148.

Author Zeng, B.
Carter, R.W.
De Lacy, T.
Bauer, J.
Title Effects of tourism development on the local poor people - Case study in Taibai Region China
Journal name Journal of Services Research
ISSN 0972-4702
Publication date 2005-12
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Start page 131
End page 148
Total pages 18
Editor Vinnie Jauhari
Place of publication Haryana, India
Publisher Institute for International Management & Technology
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject 350503 Impacts of Tourism
710503 Tourism infrastructure development
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. The tourism development in the region is happening. Research indicates that there is 29.33%, of tourist expenditure is going to local households, directly or indirectly. Tourist spends US$7.11 (13.67%) in food and beverage, and US$6.39 (12.23%) in accommodation service, which are the greatest contributors to local households in terms of tourism benefits. Local households can get US$8.15 from food/beverage and accommodation sectors, taking 56.64% of total income from tourism. Generally, tourism development benefits all stakeholders. However, poor people get less benefit. The paper analyses the barriers for the poor to be involved in tourism development, and discusses the government roles, major issues in implementation of Sustainable Tourism-Eliminating Poverty (ST-EP) model. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Keyword Tourism
Poverty
Poor
China
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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