Volume 8 Issue 2 April 2010 Applied Research Note 1

Fariborz Aref

Department of Social and Development Science, Faculty of Human Ecology

Putra University, Malaysia

Abstracts:This study intends to elaborate the community capacity approaches for sustainable tourism development. Community capacity building or capacity development is an important subject in tourism as it has been focused on development practice especially in developing countries. It is also a discipline that needs more strengthening in theory. Furthermore, community capacity is an essential condition for improving the process of sustainable tourism and enhancing its benefit for local communities.

Keywords: Tourism, community capacity, sustainable development

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