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Planning for Community Based Tourism in a Remote Location

Coffey Environments, Level 1 2-3 Greenhill Rd, Wayville, South Australia 5034, Australia
Sustainability 2010, 2(7), 1909-1923; https://doi.org/10.3390/su2071909
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)
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. View Full-Text
Keywords: community based tourism; remote; planning; tourism; West Papua; bird watching 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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