Capacity development for destination communities: A review

  • Rogelio P. Flores
  • Carlos Costa


This paper presents a review of capacity development (CD) concepts and approaches and its linkage to sustainable tourism and destination communities. The review elucidates various concepts from several studies and how these have progressed through the years, highlighting the significance of learning and integrating key approaches and practices to CD enhancement in destination communities. Broadly, it reveals several factors that aect or complement an effective CD. The review recognized collaboration as beneficial in all CD practices. The paper presents a practical CD framework, its relevance and current contributions in developing comprehensive tourism strategies and investment plans according to global agenda - economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability.

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Flores, R. P., & Costa, C. (2022). Capacity development for destination communities: A review. Revista Turismo & Desenvolvimento, 39, 83-100.