Responsible Tourism: A Kierkegaardian Interpretation

  title={Responsible Tourism: A Kierkegaardian Interpretation},
  author={David A. Fennell},
  journal={Tourism Recreation Research},
  pages={12 - 3}
  • D. Fennell
  • Published 1 January 2008
  • Philosophy
  • Tourism Recreation Research
Tourism, by its nature, emphasizes the value of one over the value of others. This axiom is supported by the fact that tourism creates innumerable negative costs that stem from the pursuit of primarily hedonistic ends. The response from the tourism community has been the development of several new forms of tourism to offset these costs. As one of these forms, responsible tourism (RT) espouses the fair and equitable distribution of benefits to local communities as well as the protection of the… 

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