An Exploration of Community-Based Tourism within the Context of Tourism Planning and Development
Planning for sustainable tourism development poses numerous challenges for planners and researchers. The need to incorporate Community-Based Tourism (CBT) in tourism planning and development has become indispensable. This paper aims to explore the conceptual understanding of CBT by reviewing its various definitions, the chronological development of the concept, models devised by various researchers, and also the tools to measure the impacts of tourism. The literature concludes by identifying a need for the quantification of the impacts of tourism and CBT on the community for the success of a tourism development plan.
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