Domestic tourism in developing countries is rapidly outstripping international tourism and could soon involve ten times the numbers. This is an examination of the numbers involved, their profile, behaviour, impacts and the relevant policy responses. The volume looks at the impacts of local mass tourism in various socio-economic and environmental contexts and on diverse social groups. It provides analysis and overviews of seven of the main countries involved in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Krishna B Ghimire is Senior Researcher at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) and co-editor of Social Change and Conservation and co-author of Agricultural Expansion and Tropical Deforestation.