Issues in measuring success in community-based Indigenous tourism: elites, kin groups, social capital, gender dynamics and income flows

  title={Issues in measuring success in community-based Indigenous tourism: elites, kin groups, social capital, gender dynamics and income flows},
  author={Sarah R. Taylor},
  journal={Journal of Sustainable Tourism},
  pages={433 - 449}
  • Sarah R. Taylor
  • Published 4 March 2017
  • Economics
  • Journal of Sustainable Tourism
Abstract Tourism development is a key feature of the neoliberal economic development model. Through a mix of state and private investment, Indigenous communities in Mexico are encouraged to transform local cultural and environmental resources into tourist consumption sites. The process results in a shift toward reliance on tourism, in place of farming, leaving households with few alternative earning strategies amidst fluctuating tourist arrivals and income, confounding the relationship between… 

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