By Tej Vir Singh

The e-book is a landmark quantity which examines complicated tourism debates comparable to the relevance of mass tourism, weather swap, authenticity, tourism and poverty and gradual tourism. Multidisciplinary in content material, it covers utilized elements of sociology, anthropology, humanities and biosciences. The publication is exclusive in its presentation and magnificence and may be a vital source for students, lecturers and practitioners.

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Better results can be achieved if VT-sponsoring organizations and the opinion-leaders of the host community sit together to discuss issues and arrive at grounded solutions. 16 Critical Debates in Tourism It is eminently desirable that VT organizations should take the responsibility of guiding their volunteers before sending them to host countries (Guttentag, 2009). 3) suggests a ‘bottom up’ approach. This means that VT organizations should find out the needs of the host community and then match these with the right kinds of volunteers instead of getting a volunteer ‘dumped on the project’.

1) focus on the tourism industry’s response to welfare and ethical issues and examine the nature of responsibility. They suggest a welfare-centred approach, which is applicable to both mass tourism and alternative tourism, and which places tourism within its wider social approach. They elaborate on the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and how it forges a stronger connection between business and society and improves the business environment (Hall & Brown, 2006). This will also benefit tourism industry stakeholders as well as the local community besides improving the quality of life of the workforce.

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