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Tourism: Passport to Development
Tourism: Passport to Development
By Emanuel de Kadt
Oxford University Press (for UNESCO/World Bank), 1979, 360 pp.

Second only to oil as a currency earner for poor countries, tourism has a thin literature, so this volume is welcome. Professor de Kadt, a sociologist from Sussex, provides a good survey; the dozen or so papers prepared for a seminar range from how to plan, through some interesting case studies of a number of countries, to prescriptions for defense mechanisms. The tone is positive, with more emphasis on jobs than culture conflict.