Tourism and poverty alleviation strategies

Tourism can be used as a tool to alleviate poverty. The following essay explores the three strategies proposed by Roe and Khanya (2002) in the context of Sumba, Indonesia. Each strategy is laid out in detail, followed by an explanation how it can or is implemented on Sumba based on the authors experience during fieldwork on this small island destination.


Artifacts in tourism destination management

This essay is based on the concepts of seeing a tourism destination as a lived place and of using artifacts in the management of tourism. The theoretical concepts of lived places and artifacts are explained. After the theoretical explanation the essay focuses on the use of artifacts to solve waste problems in tourism destinations. Examples are provided from the islands of Sumba and Belitung, two upcoming tourism destinations in Indonesia.


Tourism destinations and long-distance control

Tourism destinations can be viewed as networks of relationships. Some of the nodes in this network influence and control other elements of the system. Because of the often non-physical presence of controlling actors in the destination, tourism can be seen as a form of long distance control. Considering the expansion of capitalistic systems in previously isolated destinations, relationships of exploitation, dependency and control are becoming more evident. Two island destinations in Indonesia, Sumba and Belitung, are compared and used as a point of reflection on development and long-distance control. Based on this analysis, the paper proposes that destinations that have more structured networks, formalized economies and governance systems are more economically developed but at the same time more dependent on outsiders and less self-sufficient.


Value Chain Analysis of Wildlife-, Adventure-, and Nature tours, Labuan Bajo, Indonesia

Since the exclamation as one of the Seven World Wonders of Nature, the Komodo National Park is a booming tourism destination. On Komodo, Rinca and Padar, tourist accommodation rarely exists. Consequently Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia has become the tourist gateway to the Komodo National Park. Only few tourists explore the many sights and [...]


Value Chain Analysis of Fresh Food Products for Hotels & Restaurants, Labuan Bajo, Indonesia

Tourism can help contribute to a country’s economy. Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia, offers the potential to become a great destination as the tourism industry is rapidly developing. However, Labuan Bajo also faces challenges regarding waste management and unequal distribution of benefits from the tourism sector. This study analysis the performance of the fresh [...]


Social realities of everyday multiculturalism

In the culturally complex societies of our globalized world, the ability to flexibly adapt to, understand and communicate within different socio- cultural contexts is an important resource. This study explores how multiculturalism influences the feelings of belonging and self-perception of their role in society of 2nd generation Turkish migrants in Germany. | Author: H. Wiegel (2014)