Pro‐poor tourism in a first world urban setting

case study of Glasgow Govan

Richard Butler, Ross Curran, Kevin D. O'Gorman

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Abstract

This research investigates pro-poor tourism (PPT), which has only been considered in a third world context, in a first world country, determining whether PPT principles are being used to alleviate poverty in a developed location, Glasgow Govan, in Scotland. The research develops and applies a new PPT principles tool to regeneration projects in the area and reveals a significant level of PPT application there. The findings suggest that PPT can be an over-complication of a common sense development approach that any responsible government should promote. The results also question the validity of community based tourism initiatives.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443–457
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Tourism Research
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2012

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Butler, Richard ; Curran, Ross ; O'Gorman, Kevin D. / Pro‐poor tourism in a first world urban setting : case study of Glasgow Govan. In: International Journal of Tourism Research. 2012 ; Vol. 15, No. 5. pp. 443–457.
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In: International Journal of Tourism Research, Vol. 15, No. 5, 18.04.2012, p. 443–457.

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