An Integrated Approach to Assess the Impacts of Tourism on Community Development and Sustainable Livelihoods

  title={An Integrated Approach to Assess the Impacts of Tourism on Community Development and Sustainable Livelihoods},
  author={Murray C. T. Simpson},
  journal={Community Development Journal},
  • M. Simpson
  • Published 25 July 2007
  • Business
  • Community Development Journal
A key challenge in sustainable tourism is to develop economically viable enterprises that provide livelihood benefits to local communities while protecting indigenous cultures and environments. Such ventures are difficult to assess due to a general lack of effective assessment and monitoring methods, a lack of consensus about methodology and the inability of some monitoring systems to incorporate all elements of tourism impacts. This article presents a structured integrated assessment approach… 

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