Does Tourism Development Bring Positive Benefit to Indigenous Tribe? Case by Dongpu in Taiwan

Hui- Chuan Huang

Department of Leisure Management, Yu Da University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Liu Chia-Hao

Department of Athletics, National Chin-Yi of Technology University, Taiwan

Hsiao- Ming Chang *

Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Leisure Studies, Chienkuo Technology University, Taiwan

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Indigenous tourism in Taiwan in recent years has become a favorite way to in-depth travel, but in this development process, whether it is for the tribe to bring positive benefits? In this study, Dongpu tribe as object located at Nantou County, Taiwan, qualitative research method for analysis. After analysis, this study has the following findings: From the research development of the Dongpu tribe hot spring resources, because the Government was used powerful development for Hans enterprises to enter directly, indigenous was unable to resist the Government, resulting in the tribal culture ceased to exist, to return to the previous tribal life environment has been very difficult. Highlight any tribal tourism development, require participation and programming of indigenous, and the Government's position should be on assistance and counseling role. Tribal tourism, however, is not always a negative impact, in terms of positive impact, but also infrastructure improvements in the area of Government pay more attention to indigenous rights. The findings in this study not only provide government with recommendations for the development of indigenous tourism, but also serve as references for relevant future research.


Keywords: Indigenous tourism, tribe, impact, hot spring, Dongpu

How to Cite

Chuan Huang, H.-., Chia-Hao, L., & Ming Chang, H.-. (2015). Does Tourism Development Bring Positive Benefit to Indigenous Tribe? Case by Dongpu in Taiwan. Advances in Research, 4(4), 235–246.


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