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Title: Partnerships in Sustainable Tourism Development: The Case of Canmore, Alberta, Canada

Author: Draper, Dianne;

Date: 1992

Source: In: Chavez, Deborah J., technical coordinator. 1992. Proceedings of the Symposium on Social Aspects and Recreation Research, February 19-22, 1992, Ontario, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-132. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 74-75

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: A variety of formal and informal "partnerships" have evolved in the course of planning for the first two of several large-scale, multi-million dollar private sector tourism development projects proposed for the small town of Canmore, adjacent to Banff National Park, Canada. This paper briefly identifies the major impetuses for and the nature of these partnerships which have involved Canmore planners, area residents, environmental groups, developers, and a variety of local and provincial government departments. Drawing on social dilemma theory concepts, the paper notes that both structural and behavioral responses to the dilemma of balancing self-interests and collective-interests in tourism development projects could help ensure that sustainable tourism occurs in Canmore in the future.

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Draper, Dianne 1992. Partnerships in Sustainable Tourism Development: The Case of Canmore, Alberta, Canada. In: Chavez, Deborah J., technical coordinator. 1992. Proceedings of the Symposium on Social Aspects and Recreation Research, February 19-22, 1992, Ontario, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-132. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 74-75

 


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