Health and welfare at the boundaries: community development through tourism

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Wiltshier, P. 2019. Health and welfare at the boundaries: community development through tourism. Journal of Tourism Futures. https://doi.org/10.1108/JTF-05-2018-0021
AuthorsWiltshier, P.
Abstract

Concepts of health and wellbeing have long been conceived as relevant to leisure, recreation and rejuvenation. These are now conceived as being necessary and useful as potential measures of success in community development and in that subset of leisure and recreation pursuits that is designated as tourism at a destination. The paper aims to discuss this issue. A post-modern approach to development of community and markers of sustainable development more-or-less correspond to sustainable development goals (there are 17) that often overlay the concepts of good health and wellbeing that concern all stakeholders. This paper encompasses best practice experiences from two case studies conducted in a tourism “hot spot” in the environs of the first National Park established in Derbyshire in the UK. There is some urgency about this topic as resources for community development are increasingly under pressure from local, central government and the expectation is now that local communities take full responsibility for that development. An inter-disciplinary approach using concepts of health and wellbeing is recommended. Wellbeing may demand a greater allocation of scarce resources in an era of self-determination, bottom-up and locally sourced community aspiring to become, or remain, a destination of choice. Two case studies’ outcomes in this development are presented with a special focus on creation of a repository for the know-how and know what of the learning acquired.

Keywordsdevelopment; wellbeing; community; destination; repository
Year2019
JournalJournal of Tourism Futures
PublisherEmerald
ISSN2055-5911
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1108/JTF-05-2018-0021
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/624566
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Publication dates30 Dec 2019
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Accepted25 Sep 2019
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