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Author : Anna Blackman
School/Work Place : James Cook University, Australia
Contact : anna.blackman@jcu.edu.au
Year : 2013

Tourism is often proposed as a strategy for community development, especially in rural or remote regions where traditional industries, such as agriculture, are experiencing an economic downturn and there are limited alternative opportunities. In promoting tourism development there is generally an assumption that it brings jobs and income which, in turn, contributes to overall community wellbeing.

Unfortunately, these regions do not always enter into the business of tourism with a clear understanding of the associated difficulties and challenges. While those responsible for development assume that tourism may be a source of economic opportunities, many business owners are not engaged with the tourism industry and do not understand how they might engage with it. This is particularly the case for businesses outside of what is generally considered the tourism industry and for micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) that have limited time to explore avenues that stretch their business to new products and / or new markets. The challenge is to critically examine the links between tourism development and the impacts this has on community wellbeing in more detail and to identify ways in which tourism can make a positive contribution to community wellbeing. This paper contributes to this area of research by investigating the use of business coaching as a capacity building tool for MSMEs looking to incorporate tourism into their businesses in a north eastern regional Australian destination.


List of Articles
No. Subject Views Datesort
7 Think Tank V An Economic Explanation of the Net Benefits of Tourism... file 2390 Oct 13, 2013

International tourism is increasingly viewed as one of the best opportunities for a sustainable economic and social development of developing countries. There is also an increasing concern from public policy makers as to whether mass tourism...

Author: Mondher Sahli & Jean-Jacques Nowak 

Year: 2005 

6 Think Tank VIII Assessing Whose Quality of Life: A Critical Examinatio... file 2695 Oct 13, 2013

Almost all the academic literature on tourism impacts has focussed on the consequences of tourism for the destination and its residents. Very little attention has been paid to the impacts of tourism on tourists. Virtually all cost-benefit an...

Author: Gianna Moscardo 

Year: 2008 

5 Think Tank XIII Tourism development led by the Third Sector - Impacts ... file 3663 Nov 06, 2013

Most tourism development is initiated and led by either the private or the public sector. These projects’ potential impacts on host communities have been explored since the 1980s, and they are now relatively well known. This is not the case ...

Author: Julia N. Albrecht & My N. D. Tran 

Year: 2013 

» Think Tank XIII Building community capacity by developing regional bus... file 3625 Nov 06, 2013

Tourism is often proposed as a strategy for community development, especially in rural or remote regions where traditional industries, such as agriculture, are experiencing an economic downturn and there are limited alternative opportunities...

Author: Anna Blackman 

Year: 2013 

3 OPA award Using Tourism to Build Social Capital in Communities: ... file 7676 Nov 06, 2013

Despite considerable discussion about how tourism could or should contribute to sustainable destination development, there is little evidence that the practice of tourism planning or development has altered in any significant way in the last...

Author: Gianna Moscardo, Andrea Schurmann, Elena Konovalov & Nancy G. McGehee 

Year: 2013 

2 Think Tank XIII Using Tourism to Build Social Capital in Communities: ... file 12842 Nov 06, 2013

Despite considerable discussion about how tourism could or should contribute to sustainable destination development, there is little evidence that the practice of tourism planning or development has altered in any significant way in the last...

Author: Gianna Moscardo, Andrea Schurmann, Elena Konovalov & Nancy G. McGehee 

Year: 2013 

1 Think Tank XIII Visitors' and Residents' Perception of Tourism Impact ... file 10861 Nov 06, 2013

Tourism is one of the leading contributors to service industry in Malaysia and is gradually growing. The growth of this industry brings impact towards the environment, specifically the water quality of islands. This study views into the visi...

Author: Murugadas Ramdas & Badaruddin Mohamed 

Year: 2013 

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