I would be interested in joining such a session. My research has been on community-based tourism in rural Vietnam, but I have not yet decided what my paper will address. Melissa Tim Wallace <[log in to unmask]> wrote: "Is anybody organizing a session on tourism-related topics such as residents' responses to the impact of tourism or the development of heritage tourism? I would like to join a session being organized for the next AAA in San Francisco with a paper reporting on research being done in Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean. One possible paper would be a report based on qualitative and quantitative research of residents' responses to the quickly developing tourism program, covering their perception of tourisms' impacts (social, cultural ecological, and economic) on the island archepelago. The other possible paper would concern efforts to market the islands as more than a sun, sand, and sea destination with the development of heritage offerings. Please contact Catherine Cameron for further discussion: [log in to unmask]" Catherine M. Cameron, Ph.D Professor of Anthropology Cedar Crest College Allentown, PA. 18104 610-606-4666 X3503 Tim Wallace Associate Professor Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology North Carolina State University Box 8107, Raleigh, NC 27695-8107 919-515-9025 919-513-0866 (Fax) 919-815-6388 (Mobile) www4.ncsu.edu/~twallace Melissa Stevens M.A.A. Candidate Department of Anthropology University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742 [log in to unmask] --------------------------------- Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your homepage.