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Economic sustainability? Examining the linkages and leakages between agriculture and hotels in Bhutan

Pratt, Stephen and Suntikul, Wantanee and Dorji, Ugyen (2018) Economic sustainability? Examining the linkages and leakages between agriculture and hotels in Bhutan. International Journal of Tourism Research, 20 (5). pp. 626-636. ISSN 1099-2340

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    Abstract

    Bhutan is known for its approach to high-value, low-volume tourism development. Bhutan has been cited as an example of a best case approach to sustainable tourism. However, like other landlocked countries, Bhutan relies heavily on imported goods from neighbouring countries such as India and Thailand, leading to significant economic leakages. This raises the question of how economically sustainable Bhutan's tourism is. This research employs a mixed microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis of linkages and leakages between different sectors in the Bhutanese tourism industry, in particular hotels and agriculture to ascertain the volume and value of these leakages.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Bhutan, developing country, food and beverages, leakages, linkages, sustainability
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
    Depositing User: Stephen Pratt
    Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2019 12:32
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2019 12:32
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/11221
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