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Introduction to tim-teamís Clearinghouse

In this section, we are sharing selected articles from tim-teamís Clearinghouse, including tourism-related news, reports and analyses with individuals and groups.†

tim-teamís Clearinghouse aims to improve documentation on tourism-related development and to provide useful materials for study and action. Given the powerful influence of the tourism industryís public relations activities, it is designed to especially bring forth non-corporate and grassroots-oriented perspectives on tourism.†

More specifically, the selection of articles should be useful to

  • illustrate tourism-induced impacts on local communities and the environment;

  • research and monitor tourism-related policies and developments in a new world of uncertainties (the post-September 11 era, SARS);

  • create transparency regarding the forces of globalization that drive the international tourism industry;

  • make peopleís responses to tourism and local struggles against socially and ecologically damaging projects more visible;

  • scrutinize concepts, policies and practices of newly emerging forms of tourism (Ö sustainable, eco-, pro-poor, fair-traded, community-based tourism, etc.).

We hope that the Clearinghouse materials will help to create a clearer picture of contemporary tourism development and the many challenges it poses to people and the environment.

 


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