Sustainability 2010, 2(7), 1909-1923; doi:10.3390/su2071909
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Planning for Community Based Tourism in a Remote Location

Received: 26 May 2010; in revised form: 6 June 2010 / Accepted: 16 June 2010 / Published: 1 July 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Human Populations in Remote Places)
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Abstract: Remote areas are difficult to access, tend to lack critical infrastructure, are highly susceptible to shocks in the marketplace, and are perceived by industry to possess limited development opportunities. Accordingly a community orientated and territorial approach to development planning in a remote area will be more successful than a top down industry based approach [1]. Given the limitations of being remote, the case study community examined in this research manages and sustains a bird watching tourism product within a global market place. This paper examines how a remotely located community in the Arfak Mountains of West Papua overcomes these difficulties and plans for community based tourism (CBT) in their locale.
Keywords: community based tourism; remote; planning; tourism; West Papua; bird watching
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Harwood, S. Planning for Community Based Tourism in a Remote Location. Sustainability 2010, 2, 1909-1923.

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Harwood S. Planning for Community Based Tourism in a Remote Location. Sustainability. 2010; 2(7):1909-1923.

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Harwood, Sharon. 2010. "Planning for Community Based Tourism in a Remote Location." Sustainability 2, no. 7: 1909-1923.

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