Development tourism

lessons from Cuba

Rochelle Spencer*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This book is based on five years of fieldwork in Cuba living with a Cuban family in an inner urban neighbourhood of Havana. The book focuses on the interconnections between development and tourism reflecting on the contributions of NGO based tourism to a rights-based development and also reflects on how the Cuban case connects with broader debates surrounding social change, capacity building, social action and solidarity.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFarnham, UK
Number of pages217
ISBN (Print)9780754675426
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameNew directions in tourism analysis


  • Tourism--Cuba
  • Tourism--Government policy--Cuba
  • social change
  • Tourism--Social aspects--Cuba
  • Cuba--Economic conditions--1990-
  • Cuba--Social conditions--21st century
  • Tourism industry (Australia,Cuba)
  • Development studies (Australia,Cuba)
  • rights-based development
  • solidarity
  • social action

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