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Networks: Comparing Community Experiences

Objectives • This chapter explores the role of networks within a tourism cluster from the perspective

of community involvement and participation. • It suggests that there are a set of clearly identifiable benefits that are achieved through

the networking process, which deliver gains to both the network’s membership and its host community — these benefits are categorised as accruing from ‘learning and exchange’, enhanced ‘business activity’ and from the pursuit of ‘community’ values.