Tourism Impacts, Planning and Management

1st Edition

Authors: Peter Mason
Paperback ISBN: 9780750659703
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 9th June 2003
Page Count: 208


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Tourism Impacts, Planning and Management is a unique text, which links these three key areas of tourism: impacts, planning and management.

Tourism impacts are multi-faceted and therefore are difficult to plan for and manage. This book looks at all the key players involved - be they tourists, host communities or industry members - and considers a number of approaches and techniques for managing tourism successfully.

Divided into four parts, this text discusses:

  • The growth, development and impacts of tourism
  • Tourism planning and management: concepts, issues and key players
  • Tools and techniques in tourism planning and management: education, regulation and information technology
  • The future of tourism planning and management: issues of sustainability and the future

Up-to-date, international case studies are used, for example the impacts of 9/11 and terrorism in Bali, to illustrate and provide a real-life context for the theories discussed. Exercises are also included to consolidate learning.

Key Features

  • Links impacts, planning and management in tourism
  • Global coverage and perspective with cases and examples from the UK, Australia and USA
  • Takes an applied approach, using international case studies to explain and illustrate the theories discussed


Undergraduates at level 2 and 3 studying tourism - specifically policy, management and planning modules.

Table of Contents

Social change and the growth of tourism; Theoretical perspectives on tourism development; An introduction to tourism impacts; Economic impacts of tourism; Socio-cultural impacts of tourism; holistic perspectives on tourism impacts; Tourism planning and management: concepts and issues; Key players in tourism planning and management; Visitor management; managing the natural resources for tourism; The host community; The tourism industry; Partnerships and collaboration in tourism planning and management; Educational techniques in tourism planning and management; Regulation and tourism planning and management; Information technology and tourism management; Issues of sustainability and planning and management; Conclusions and the future of tourism planning and management


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About the Author

Peter Mason

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Tourism Management and Head of Tourism, Leisure and Sport Management, University of Bedfordshire, UK


" extremely welcome text... balancing confidence in its topic with accessibility and clarity." - Bryn Parry, Senior Lecturer, Southampton Business School, UK "Mason's book is a digest of the theory and practice of management and planning of tourism impact. Succinctly and clearly written it provides an excellent introduction to the subject. The book contains many well thought out case studies from many different countries and on a wide variety of topics. Many of them are based directly on the work of the author and his research associates. This first hand approach adds credibility to much of what is discussed in the book." -Keith Dewar, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, Canada