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Tourist Destination Governance

Tourist Destination Governance

Practice, Theory and Issues

Edited by E Laws, Adjunt Professor of Tourism Service Management, James Cook University, Australia, H Richins, Professor and Dean, Thompson Rivers University, Canada, J Agrusa, Professor, Travel Industry Management, Hawaii Pacific University, USA, N Scott, University of Queensland, Australia

May 2011 / Hardback / 240 Pages / 9781845937942 £65.00 / €85.00 / $125.00
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Main Description

Managing and co-ordinating tourism in a destination requires the organisation and co-operation of a large number of sectors, businesses, local authorities and individuals. Since tourism is an important driver in many economies destination governance in tourist destinations needs to be done well, to achieve economic aims and maintain sufficient infrastructure. This book provides a guide to the theoretical and methodological understanding of how to implement best practice governance procedures, with case studies illustrating good performance.


Researchers and students in tourism and leisure studies.

1. Tourist Destination Governance: Practice, Theory and Issues

2. Tourist Destination Governance Challenges and Concerns: Questions of Development, Community Involvement, Responsiveness and Future Outcomes

3. Governance Approaches in New Tourism Destination Countries: Introducing Tourism Law in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

4. Tourism in St Andrews: Conflicting Governance in the Mecca of Golf

5. Issues and Pressures on Achieving Effective Community Destination Governance: A Typology

6. The Role of Knowledge in Good Governance for Tourism

7. Tourist Destination Governance Decision-Making: Complexity, Dynamics and Influences

8. Responding to Crises in Thailand: A Governance Analysis

9. Controversial Ecotourism and Stakeholder Roles in Governance: 'Swim with Humpback Whales' in Vava'u

10. Community Empowered Tourism Development: A Case Study

11. Tourist Destination Governance Approaches and Solutions: Structural Change, Community Engagement, Networks and Collaborations

12. Structural Change and Re-engineering in Tourism: A Chance for Destination Governance in Grisons, Switzerland?

13. Design of Tourism Governance Networks

14. A Stakeholder Approach for Sustainable Community-based Rural Tourism Development in Thailand

15. Dynamics of Destination Governance: Governance and Metagovernance in the Composite Industrial Environment of Destinations

16. Tourist Destination Governance: Some Approaches and Suggestions for Future Research

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