Tourism Policy and Planning Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

ISBN-10: 0750685573

ISBN-13: 9780750685573

Edition: 2008

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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. * The only book to integrate policy with strategic planning * Provides an international perspective on policy through case studies and analysis * Looks at the future of tourism policy development

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Book details

List price: $62.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936

Professor and Director of the Institute for Tourism, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC Associate Dean, College of Professional Studies, and Associate Professor, School of Business and Public Management, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Tourism defined
Tourism policy defined
Worldwide importance of tourism
In the global tourism context
New challenges
A new look at tourism policy
Economic and non-economic benefits
Economic and non-economic costs
Cooperation / integration
Balanced / comprehensive tourism policy
Kansas Tourism Opportunities: Strategic Overview
References
Tourism policy issues of yesterday
Historic perspectives
The beginnings of modern tourism policy
International tourism policy for the United States
The importance of the National Tourism Policy Act of 1981
Some reasons for a US tourism policy
National Tourism Policy Act of 1981
References
Tourism policy issues for today
Introduction and overview
Business ethics in a tourism policy issues framework
Types of tourism policy evaluation stages
Formative phase tourism policy evaluation
Development phase tourism policy evaluation
Summative phase tourism policy evaluation
Importance of tourism policy issues
Tourism, regulation and public policy
Sex tourism
Tourism and health related issues
Tourism and safety / security
Space travel
Agritourism
Complexity of tourism policy issues
Tourism technologies and information communication
Tax legislation
International development aid
Banking loans and bonds
Grants
Tourism policy issues, destination management and the future - an open-ended conclusion
Summary and conclusion
World Hotel Link - An ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Driven Approach to Equitable and Sustainable Tourism
Bibliography for case report 3
Tourism as a commercial and economic activity
Global importance
Tourism as an economic development tool
Demand side of tourism
Supply side of tourism
Coopetition
Comparative advantage
Employment
Income
Multiplier effect
Exporting tourism
Economic development
Rural tourism in the United States
Economics of tourism information
Conclusion
Sustainable Tourism as an Economic Development Strategy Along Coastlines (Edited for this publication)
References
Political and foreign policy implications of tourism
Tourism agreements
Intergovernmental organizations and regional industry associations
United Nations World Tourism Organization
World Travel and Tourism Council
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Organization of American States
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
Caribbean Tourism Organization
Southeast Tourism Society
Tourism facilitation
Tourism and foreign policy
Tourism as a policy for peace
A reason to maintain peace
Political stability, safety and tourism
Mutual trust and respect created by tourism
Conclusion
Southeast Tourism Policy Council: An Emerging Model for Federal Tourism Advocacy
References
Managing sustainable tourism
Sustainable tourism - its essence
Current trends in sustainable tourism
The natural environment
The built environment
Global impact
Planning first
Policy and management strategy
Benefits
Important precepts
The Credo
Sustainable Ecotourism: Balancing Preservation and Economic Growth (Edited for this publication)
References
Education and training in tourism
Introduction and overview
Workforce supply and workplace demand: need for defining tourism
Defining tourism and hospitality education and training
Defining education, training and human resource development
Factors contributing to the dominant role of the hospitality sector
Human resources issues for education and training in tourism
Need for understanding and reducing misperceptions
Need for credibility of post-secondary education programmes
Need for investment in human resources in tourism
Need for education and training performance standards and accreditation processes
Leadership role of the United Nations World Tourism Organization
UNWTO Education Council of the Affiliate Members
UNWTO-Themis Foundation and TedQual Program
Need for coordinated education and training infrastructure for tourism
Higher education and training programmes in tourism
Hong Kong
United States
Canada
Non-credit tourism training programmes
United States
Need for vertical and horizontal coordination among key stakeholders
Need to understand the dynamics of a rapidly changing world and the impact on workforce development
Importance of education and training in tourism
BEST EN Business Enterprises for Sustainable Tourism Education Network Curriculum Development Think Tank Process
BEST EN Think Tank V
References
Supplemental readings
Affecting and influencing tourism policy
An applied study of tourism policy influences
Politicization of the tourism office
Misunderstanding of tourism policy
Increasing importance of the tourism industry
Understanding the public decision-making process
Influencing political decisions with information
Conflict and compromise
Techniques of cost-benefit analysis
Defining the project and alternatives
Identifying, measuring, and valuing costs and benefits of each alternative
Calculating cost-benefit values
Presenting the results
Influencing political decisions with financial contributions
Conclusion
A Cost-Benefit Analysis for Coordinating International Visitor Information Collection and Distribution in the United States
References
Strategic tourism planning
Defining strategic tourism planning
Planning example
Internal analysis
External environmental scan
Sustainable tourism's effect on planning
Canada: An Effective Tourism Policy
References
Future world tourism policy issues
Safety and security in tourism
The impact of the world's economy on tourism
Managing sustainable tourism responsibly
Tourism policy and strategic planning
Utilizing e-commerce tools in tourism
Weblogs
Podcasts
Internet marketing
Tourism education and training
Emerging tourism markets
Quality tourism products and experiences
Partnerships and strategic alliances in tourism
The impact of health issues / natural disasters / climate change on tourism
Health issues and tourism
Effects of natural disasters on tourism
Climate change and tourism
Conclusion
United Nations World Tourism Organization Global Code of Ethics for Tourism
References
Appendix
Education and Training in Tourism: An Historical View
Agreement between the United States of America and the United Mexican States on the Development and Facilitation of Tourism
United States-Canada Free Trade Agreement Sectoral Annexes
Manila Declaration on World Tourism
World Peace Through Tourism - The Columbia Charter
Traveler Safety and Security Initiative
Index
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