The real cost of Gulf tourism: a building boom, distractions, vulnerabilities and the right to the city

Samer Bagaeen

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Abstract

In offering reflections on key themes driving and affecting Middle Eastern tourism development, this chapter takes a broader view in looking at the urban dimension surrounding efforts to promote tourism in countries across the region in general and in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states in particular. Concluding comments will reflect on one of the real cost of tourism-led development: the loss of the right to the city. This is a reference to Harvey’s (2008) exploration of the collective right to the city.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTourism development in the GCC States: reconciling economic growth, conservation and sustainable development
Place of PublicationNew York, USA
PublisherSpringer
ISBN (Print)9781461474524
Publication statusPublished - 27 Dec 2013

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Keywords

  • Arabian Peninsula
  • GCC Economies
  • Middle East Sustainability
  • Persian Gulf
  • State-society relations
  • Tourism

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    Bagaeen, S. (2013). The real cost of Gulf tourism: a building boom, distractions, vulnerabilities and the right to the city. In Tourism development in the GCC States: reconciling economic growth, conservation and sustainable development Springer. http://www.springer.com/economics/international+economics/book/978-1-4614-7452-4