Tourism Impacts, Planning and Management

2nd Edition

Authors: Peter Mason
Paperback ISBN: 9780750684927
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 31st March 2008
Page Count: 316


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

Tourism impacts are multi-faceted and therefore are difficult to plan for and manage. Tourism Impacts, Planning and Management 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.

Now in a second edition, this bestselling text has been fully revised with updated statistics and case studies, including the Bali bombings, Stonehenge and tour guiding, plus all-new material on the planning process in developed countries, community action planning in Canada, the role of zoos, pro-poor tourism in Southern Africa, government planning in Dubai, lodge development in Thailand and the use of IT in planning in Sri Lanka.

Tourism Impacts, Planning and Management is invaluable for tourism undergraduates and is suitable as introductory material for postgraduate tourism management courses, as well as being a useful tool for those studying related courses.

Key Features

  • 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


Undergraduates at level 2 and 3 on tourism management programmes - specifically policy, management, sustainability, development 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


On the first edition: " 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." Keith Dewar, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, Canada