Answers to Global Questions from the International Competence Network of Tourism Research and Education (ICNT)
Edited By Michael Lück, Jan Velvin and Bernd Eisenstein
Starstruck fisherfolk: Perceptions of social importance of tourism development among artisanal fisherfolk in the Philippines (Porter)
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Brooke A. Porter
Starstruck fisherfolk: Perceptions of social importance of tourism development among artisanal fisherfolk in the Philippines
Most forms of tourism involve frequent social interactions between multiple parties (e.g., commercial, participatory, observatory). Such social exchanges are often obvious and entail relatively equal participation between the host(s) and the visitor(s). However, there are other less apparent social exchanges worthy of attention. For example, while the frontline service staff of a resort may be well noticed by visitors, the behind-the-scenes staff (e.g., cleaners, maintenance) may be all but invisible to the visitors. While these indirect interactions occur frequently in the contexts of tourism, the social value of tourism has been overlooked as a driver for tourism as a development strategy (Porter & Orams, 2014).
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