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An Exploratory Study on the ODA in Tourism: Present Status, Problems and Future Tasks in Korean Case

  • Journal of Tourism Sciences
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2014, 38(4), pp.271-289
  • Publisher : The Tourism Sciences Society Of Korea
  • Research Area : Social Science > Tourism

Shin, Yong-Seok 1

1한국문화관광연구원

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ABSTRACT

Official Development Assistance (ODA) has expanded in Korea recently; however, ODA in tourism has been left out of this expansion. This article tries to explain the potential of tourism in ODA and analyze its present status, specifically in the Korean setting. The research shows that tourism may play a role in reducing poverty because of the economic potential as an industry, but there has been not enough evidence in tourism studies to support this argument. Also, lack in awareness of the potential of tourism as a tool for ODA, and practical difficulties to collect related data, have been found. To lessen these constraints, the author suggests that an integrated plan for tourism ODA is needed which would include: Reformation of the present ODA programs by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, development of contents and data for this area, and a research forum specialized in Tourism ODA.

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