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Title: Tourism and development in less developed countries
Authors: Leung, P
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Ecumenical Coalition on Third World Tourism
Source: Contours, 2003, v. 13, no. 1, p. 11-12 How to cite?
Journal: Contours 
Abstract: The article presents information on tourism and its development in less developed countries. The tourism industry has been promoted in an ever increasing manner by the national governments. The international tourist arrival over the last decades has shown a marked increase. Between the year 1998 and 2001, there has been increase from 628.9 million to 692.7 million tourists. In the year 2000 alone, international arrivals grew by forty-five million registering arrivals, which was quite high in comparison with the previous years. With regard to international tourism receipts, market share of Europe is the highest with 50%, the United States with 26%, the East Asia and the Pacific with 18%, Africa with 3%, South Asia with 1% and the middle east with 2%. Tourism is a social phenomenon. People travel for a variety of reasons. People continue to travel, but over the years with technological advances, the meaning of travel has changed from travel to tourism. With considerable impetus given to tourism today and in the complex way it operates, it not only has the potential for increased profits, accomplishing social goals and well being but also creates several social and environmental problems in the way it is practiced.
ISSN: 1684-6184
EISSN: 1684-6192
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