chapter  11
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Research tourism

Professional travel for useful discoveries
WithA. Benson

This section begins by reviewing growing but fragmented literature that is uneven in quality. However, such an assessment is necessary, even if preliminary and partial in order to establish the framework in which research tourism will be contextualised. The educational, volunteer and scientific tourism examined here generally acknowledges that these niches fall both inside and outside the wider ecotourism construct (Boo, 1990; Cater and Lowman, 1994; Lindberg and McKercher, 1997; Epler Wood, 1998; Fennell, 1999; Weaver, 2001; Page and Dowling, 2002) and is demonstrated in Figure 11.1.