Poverty Alleviation through Tourism in Appalachia: Policies and Practices in Three Sites in Eastern Tennessee
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ProgramMA in Cultural Sustainability
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Cultural sustainability -- Capstone (Graduate)
This thesis provides a critical analysis of tourism trends in the northeastern corner of Tennessee. My intended audience is policymakers at the regional and local level, who can use this document to understand the effects of policy trends on localities. I present a literature review on cultural heritage and eco-tourism as they pertain to cultural sustainability, and more specifically on Appalachian Tourism. After an introduction to the region (both culturally and geographically) and to sustainable tourism, including data points from various resources that give context to the region’s demographic makeup, I introduce three local tourist attractions and briefly describe their situation to the communities they impact. Using these sites, I explore the public policies that drive funding, zoning, and other issues behind the sites. I explore the effect these policies have on the tourist sites as well as on the communities at large, paying special attention to issues that the community is at odds with. I explore of the barriers and enabling forces that connect the community with the policy makers (and impede this connection). In my conclusions, I present policy best practices from the literature research and how these could be implemented in the region studied to the benefit of the community.
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