Tourism Policy and Planning

1st Edition

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Authors: David Edgell, Sr. Maria DelMastro Allen Jason Swanson Ginger Smith
Paperback ISBN: 9780750685573
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 2nd October 2007
Page Count: 440

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Description

For many communities and countries throughout the world tourism is the most valuable industry. Economic changes taking place in China, India, and the United States (with almost 3 billion people, half the world's population), for example, will have major impacts on the global tourism markets of tomorrow. Social-cultural changes in Europe, with borderless tourism crossings and a common currency, are increasing opportunities for tourism growth. East Asia and the Pacific Rim are experiencing unprecedented growth and change in tourism. From the perspective of economic policy, tourism for local communities is a vital economic development tool producing income, creating jobs, spawning new businesses, spurring economic development, promoting economic diversification, developing new products, and contributing to economic integration. If local and national governments are committed to broad based tourism policies, then tourism will provide its citizens with a higher quality of life while it generates sustained economic, environmental, and social benefits.

The wellspring to future growth for tourism throughout the world is a commitment toward good policy. Governments, the private sector, and not-for-profit agencies must be the leaders in a sustainable tourism policy that transcends the economic benefits and embraces environmental and cultural interests as well. Tourism Policy and Planning: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow addresses key ingredients for positive tourism policies and planning that will lead this generation and the next toward a greater quality of life resulting from tourism growth. The aim of this book is to provide government policy-makers (at all levels), business leaders, not-for-profit executives, university professors, students, tourism industry managers, and the general public with an introduction and examination of important policy and planning issues in tourism.

Key Features

  • The only book on the market to fully integrate tourism policy with strategic planning
  • Provides an international perspective on policy through case studies and analysis
  • Examines the future of tourism policy development and presents conceptual tools to equip students and professionals to make their own contribution to it

Readership

Undergraduates and graduate students in tourism; tourism professionals

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Tourism Policy Issues of Yesterday Chapter 3: Tourism Policy Issues for Today Chapter 4: Tourism as a Commercial and Economic Activity
Chapter 5: Political and Foreign Policy Implications of Tourism Chapter 6: Managing Sustainable Tourism Chapter 7: Education and Training in Tourism Chapter 8: Affecting and Influencing Tourism Policy Chapter 9: Strategic Tourism Planning Chapter 10: Tourism Policy Issues for Tomorrow

Details

No. of pages:
440
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Paperback ISBN:
9780750685573

About the Author

David Edgell, Sr.

Professor and Director of the Institute for Tourism, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Director of the Institute for Tourism, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Maria DelMastro Allen

Affiliations and Expertise

Tourism Specialist at the College of Human Ecology, East Carolina University, USA

Jason Swanson

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant and Executive Director, Tourism Development Specialists, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Ginger Smith

Academic Chair, Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management, New York University

Affiliations and Expertise

Academic Chair, Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management, New York University