Governments and Tourism

1st Edition

Authors: David Jeffries
Print ISBN: 9780750644785
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 22nd March 2001
Page Count: 320


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'Governments and Tourism' is a unique text that studies the general and specific tourism policies from central to local government.

Through case studies from around the world, including the UK, USA and France, the role and function of Official Tourism Administrations (OTAs) are evaluated.

Governments and Tourism is essential reading for busy practitioners,who wish to know:

  • How different countries and communities have coped with the opportunities and threats posed by tourism
  • How they plan to address future opportunities and thresats posed by tourism
  • What lessons can be applied elsewhere
  • What should be the complementary functions of the public and private sectors

Key Features

The opportunities and threats from tourism: how they have been addressed International case studies and examples from the Americas, Asia, Europe and developing countries Approaches used at both country and community levels


Policy makers worldwide, managers in official tourism administrations and organisations, lobbyists, researchers, consultants and travel writers, students on leisure and tourism degrees

Table of Contents

Part one: General Scenario - Introduction; The case for the encouragement of tourism: pro-tourism lobbies; The case against tourism: doubters and skeptics (by Patrick Roper); Language and concepts; Language and concepts (continued); Part two: Policy Issues - History introduces the policy issues: the 1960s and the Development of Tourism Act 1969; History introduces the policy issues: main developments 1970-1992; The role of the state. Why should governments intervene? How should they intervene?; Interorganizational relationships, coordination, cooperation and hierarchy; The local dimension; Seasonal and spatial redistribution; NTAs and NTOs: programme planning, evaluation and measurement; Part three: Recent Trends in a Selection of Countries, Regions and Localities - The United States, France, the United Kingdom and the European Union at the turn of the century: an overview; The United States, France and the United Kingdom at the turn of the century: trends in policy and organization; Rocky Mountain International and Montana; South East England; Kent and the Région Transmanche; Part four: Conclusions - Conclusions and reflections.


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About the Author

David Jeffries

Affiliations and Expertise

Former Professor at Strathclyde , past Chairman of the Tourism Society and Consultant to the European Commission


'Governments and Tourism' is an important and readable reference for everyone interested in tourism.' Harold Naylor, Tourism - the journal of the Tourism Society, Summer 2001