Title

Accommodation Employment: Patterns and Opportunities

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1998

Publication Title

Annals of Tourism Research

Department

International Political Economy

Abstract

International tourism forms an integral part of many Third World development strategies. The economic benefits associated with tourism are especially pronounced. This article examines economic change related to tourism, particularly employment within the accommodation sector. By assessing the local economic patterns and opportunities associated with accommodation sector employment on the islands of Samui and Phuket, Thailand, the article indicates that different historical, demographic, and economic conditions have greatly affected the structure and operation of the sector. Thus future planning of tourism development in Samui and Phuket must take into account how particular local conditions foster different types of accommodation sector leakages, linkages, and economic opportunities.

ISSN

0160-7383