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NGOs and the making of “development tourism destinations”. The case of “destino Guatemala"

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NGOs and the making of “development tourism destinations”. The case of “destino Guatemala". / Becklake, Sarah Jane.

In: Zeitschrift für Tourismuswissenschaft, Vol. 6, No. 2, 01.11.2014, p. 223-242.

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Becklake, Sarah Jane. / NGOs and the making of “development tourism destinations”. The case of “destino Guatemala". In: Zeitschrift für Tourismuswissenschaft. 2014 ; Vol. 6, No. 2. pp. 223-242.

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