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Sustainability 2010, 2(7), 1909-1923; doi:10.3390/su2071909

Planning for Community Based Tourism in a Remote Location

Coffey Environments, Level 1 2-3 Greenhill Rd, Wayville, South Australia 5034, Australia
Received: 26 May 2010 / Revised: 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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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 community based tourism; remote; planning; tourism; West Papua; bird watching
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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