Indigenous peoples and tourism: the challenges and opportunities for sustainable tourism

Carr, Anna, Ruhanen, Lisa and Whitford, Michelle (2016) Indigenous peoples and tourism: the challenges and opportunities for sustainable tourism. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 24 8-9: 1067-1079. doi:10.1080/09669582.2016.1206112

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Author Carr, Anna
Ruhanen, Lisa
Whitford, Michelle
Title Indigenous peoples and tourism: the challenges and opportunities for sustainable tourism
Journal name Journal of Sustainable Tourism   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1747-7646
Publication date 2016-09-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09669582.2016.1206112
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 24
Issue 8-9
Start page 1067
End page 1079
Total pages 13
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 3305 Geography, Planning and Development
1409 Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
Abstract The Indigenous tourism focus of the 16 papers in this special issue provides readers with an opportunity to explore the dynamics behind an array of issues pertaining to sustainable Indigenous tourism. These papers not only provide a long overdue balance to the far too common, negatively biased media reports about Indigenous peoples and their communities but also highlight the capacity of tourism as an effective tool for realizing sustainable Indigenous development. Throughout the papers reviewed in detail here, readers are reminded of the positive (capacity building) and negative (commodification) realities of Indigenous tourism development. Concomitantly, readers are privy to the practical and theoretical contributions pertaining to the management of cultural values and Indigenous businesses and the social and economic empowerment of Indigenous groups. The main contribution of this special issue, however, is a call for increasing research by, or in collaboration with, Indigenous researchers so that Indigenous authors and editors of academic journals become the norm in academia. Ultimately, Indigenous scholars and tourism providers should be the major contributors to, and commentators about, mainstream and niche approaches to Indigenous tourism management, whilst communities gain visibility not just as the visited “Other”, but as global leaders within tourism and related sectors.
Keyword Indigenous
Sustainable tourism
Sustainable development
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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