International Tourism in Developing Countries

  • François Vellas
  • Lionel Bécherel


According to Antonio Enriquez Savignac, Secretary-General of the WTO (1995), tourism undeniably acts as a driving force for world development. Its growth has overtaken that of international trade which in turn progresses faster than the creation of wealth, particularly for developing countries.


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Further Reading

  1. Ahmed, S. A. Perceptions of Socio-Economic and Cultural Impact of Tourism in Sri Lanka — A Research Study. Working Paper 84–18, Faculty of Administration, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, 1984.Google Scholar
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  12. Williams, A. M. and Shaw, G. Tourism and Economic Development. London: Belhaven, 1988.Google Scholar

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© François Vellas and Lionel Bécherel 1995

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  • François Vellas
  • Lionel Bécherel

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