Tourism development impacts: an appraisal of workplace issues, labour and human development

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Tourism's development role is an established focus in tourism studies and policy aimed at enhancing the socio-economic impacts of tourism. This chapter reviews the notion of development in tourism debates, drawing attention to impacts related to education and skills development, employment and livelihoods. While environmental protection is front-and-centre in climate change debates, current sustainability discourses underscore the need for a greater focus on human development. This chapter highlights the need for concerted policy development to enhance tourism impacts with respect to sustaining livelihoods, enhancing employee and community wellbeing, improving work conditions, and supporting overall human development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Tourism Impacts : Social and Environmental Considerations
EditorsArie Stoffelen, Dimitri Ioannides
Place of PublicationCheltenham, UK
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781800377684
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2022

Publication series

NameResearch Handbooks on Impact Assessment series
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing


  • tourism studies
  • community wellbeing
  • working conditions
  • human development


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