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Humanity-Equality-Destiny? - Implicating Tourism in the Commonwealth Games 2010
July 27, 2010

Humanity-Equality-Destiny? - Implicating Tourism in the Commonwealth Games 2010Mega events have little to do with bolstering tourism, and in fact can have a negative impact. The report investigates the links between mega-sport events, tourism, and notions of development.

EQUATIONS report examines critically the hopes and myths, as well as assumptions and mental models about tourism’s potential of the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Linked to this are the preparations being undertaken for tourists, a key aspect being the transformation of Delhi into a world class city. The social, cultural, economic, environmental, political, and human rights impacts ensuing from the preparations under way are examined. In particular, the place of accountability, democratic process and public consensus in hosting the CWG 2010 in Delhi are explored.

Calling for a  re-visioning of tourism policy and practise in India the  research study debunks the myth of tourism being used as a development tool – indicating how it addresses only  the needs of an elite section of the industry and tourists.  The report concludes that scant attention is paid to the impacts of these decisions and developments - some being labelled as unintended consequences and others simply dismissed as collateral damage. EQUATIONS joins many other organisations in the demand that high level enquiries be made into these violations of rights and norms of governance.

Click here to download 'Humanity Equality Destiny-Implicating Tourism in the Commonwealth Games 2010- 27 July 2010-EQUATIONS', 2.37Mb.

Click here to read the Press Release that accompanied the release of this report.

A summarised article of this report was featured in Contours - Incredible India - Tourism for ‘Development’ – Vol 20 No 4 [a publication of Ecumenical Coalition for Tourism (ECOT)]

Click here to download  '‘Humanity-Equality-Destiny?’ Implicating Tourism in the Commonwealth Games, 2010 (Summary)', 656 Kb.

Class Code: Z50a - CWG

Keywords: Commonwealth Games 2010, Tourism Impacts, Mega Events, Hallmark Events, World Class Cities, Mega-Tourism Projects, Evictions, Human Rights Abuse, Land Grab, IOA, Tourism Policy, India, EQUATIONS
Humanity-Equality-Destiny? - Implicating Tourism in the Commonwealth Games 2010

Humanity-Equality-Destiny? - Implicating Tourism in the Commonwealth Games 2010 (Summarised Article of Report)