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Title: An attribute-based approach to classifying community-based tourism networks
Authors: Tolkach, D
King, B 
Pearlman, M
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Tourism planning & development, 2013, v. 10, no. 3, p. 319-337 How to cite?
Journal: Tourism planning & development 
Abstract: This conceptual paper proposes the adoption of a collaborative network approach as a prospective means of improving success in implementing community-based tourism (CBT) initiatives. Drawing upon relevant literature, the researchers identify the key attributes that characterise a network-based approach. By proposing alternatives for each attribute, the research provides CBT practitioners with options for making informed decisions about how to build collaboration connecting individual CBT initiatives in multiple locations. The researchers discuss the implications of different approaches for power relations between stakeholders. The proposed framework provides a means of classifying existing CBT networks and analyses the types of network and the circumstances which lead to better outcomes for community development. Further empirical research is required to test the validity of the key network attributes and to develop a comprehensive classification system of CBT networks.
ISSN: 2156-8316 (print)
2156-8324 (online)
DOI: 10.1080/21568316.2012.747985
Rights: © 2013 Taylor & Francis
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Tourism Planning & Developmenton 08 Jan, 2013, available online:
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