chapter  8
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We began this book by arguing that ethical values play an important but frequently overlooked part in controversies surrounding tourism development. This is true whether discussing the general idea of ‘development’ with all its political and economic connotations, particular forms of tourism – like sustainable tourism – or the specific inter-relations arising within individual resorts, tours, and so on. Ethics is, it seems, everywhere, and yet it remains difficult to articulate ethical values within a society and an industry dominated by commodity relations and where development means economic development (see Plate 8.1).