Title

Empowerment, participation and barriers: Ethnic minority community-based ecotourism development in Laos PDR

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

School

School of Business and Law

RAS ID

25714

Comments

Originally published as : Park, E., Phandanouvong, T., Xaysena, P., & Kim, S. (2017). Empowerment, participation and barriers: Ethnic minority community-based ecotourism development in laos PDR. Tourism and ethnodevelopment: Inclusion, empowerment and self-determination (pp. 139-152). Book can be found here

Abstract

Introduction This chapter investigates the extent to which, and indeed how, community empowerment plays a vital role in enhancing the active participation of ethnic minority communities, thus increasing the likelihood of positive perceptions of the impact of tourism on their communities in the context of community-based ecotourism (CBET) in Laos. It also identifies and discusses the factors that hinder community participation and empowerment, using two case studies of CBET projects in Lao PDR – in Ban Na Village in Bolikhamxay Province, and Houay Kaeng Village in Sayabouly Province. Two similar cases of CBET development in Lao PDR, approached differently, generated different sets of outcomes.

DOI

10.4324/9781315225289

Share

 
COinS