GEOG 482-Tourism Development in the Third World


The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the various concepts and theories that underlie tourism development in developing countries.  The course also provides insights into some case studies in the various geographical regions within the Third World. The outline includes justification for tourism development in the Third World, paradigms and theories on development that have been associated with Third World tourism development – diffusionist, dependency, formal and informal sectors, the Butler’s cycle on sustainable development of tourism resources, Ghana’s tourism resources – spatial distribution, planning and development, case studies on planning and development of tourism resources in other Third World countries, i.e., Tunisia and Bali (Indonesia), the role of governments and national tourism organizations (NTOs).