Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Externalities of Tourism

I subscribe to several tourism-related email lists, particularly those related to ATLAS [www.atlas-euro.org]. In the range of activities, events and publications that are being carried out in this field, it was interesting to see a large cross-section of topics being synchronized with tourism.

Of particular significance is how the research and development activities on tourism are being linked to economic development (but of course ...), but also to heritage conservation and environmental/ecological preservation. Clearly, the multiplier effects of one sector has implications and advantages (or disadvantages) for other sectors as well.

GDRC works on all the three themes - tourism, heritage and environment - but in separate silos. it will be interesting to bring them together in a Special Feature.