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1st Edition

Community Destination Management in Developing Economies

ISBN 9780789023872
Published May 16, 2006 by Routledge
216 Pages

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Book Description

The practical, user-friendly guide to creating a sustainable future for destinations in developing economies

Community Destination Management in Developing Economies is a user-friendly guide that provides a comprehensive view of the issues facing planners, policymakers, and destination managers who attempt to ensure a sustainable future for community destinations in developing economies. Travel and tourism experts from a wide range of disciplines discuss illustrative case studies and effective practical approaches for various facets of destination management. This book explains in detail the complex task of destination management, making the needed basic knowledge and skills understandable to all readers.

Community Destination Management in Developing Economies is divided into three sections. The first section provides a basic introduction to community tourism destination management with a special emphasis on community participation and practical case studies. The second section reviews the basic tools essential for managing destinations, such as Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing technologies, good governance, and carrying capacity. The final section provides a wide range of illuminating case studies designed to illustrate both the conceptual issues discussed in the first part along with the tools developed in the second part. The book is extensively referenced and has several helpful figures, tables, and photographs to clarify concepts and topics.

Community Destination Management in Developing Economies topics include:

  • the principles of sustainable tourism
  • product marketing and development
  • financing
  • destination planning
  • organizational structure and management
  • destination site management and operations
  • the nature of tourism
  • participation of the community in development projects
  • Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • remote sensing technology
  • historic resource management
  • the concept and application of good governance
  • carrying capacity as a destination management tool
  • preservation of heritage in tourism
  • computer visualization technology
  • festival and event tourism
  • and more!

Community Destination Management in Developing Economies is essential reading for urban planners and managers, tourism planners, economic development officials, politicians and policymakers working at the local level, consultants working in developing economies, officials from aid agencies and development banks responsible for developing and approving development projects for tourism purposes, educators and students, and those without tourism planning and development training who need this specialized information.

Table of Contents

  • About the Editor
  • Contributors
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Defining Urban Tourism Destination Management (Walter Jamieson)
  • What Is Sustainable Tourism?
  • Principles of Sustainable Tourism
  • Product Marketing and Development
  • Destination Planning
  • Organizational Structure and Management
  • Destination Site Management/Operations
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 2. The Nature of Urban and Community Tourism (Geoffrey Wall)
  • The Importance of Tourism
  • The Nature of Tourism
  • Tourism Experiences
  • Tourism in Urban Areas
  • Stakeholders
  • Why Tourism?
  • High Stakes
  • Summary and Conclusions
  • Chapter 3. Community Participation in the Royal Development Projects (Panthep Klanarongran)
  • Introduction
  • Royal Principles for Social Development and Community Participation
  • Royal Development Projects and Their Objectives
  • The Royal Development Study Centers
  • Examples of Community Participation
  • Educational Development-Oriented Tourism
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 4. Community Planning for Tourism Development: Klong Khwang Case Study, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand (Pawinee Sunalai)
  • Introduction
  • The Tourism Planning Process of Klong Khwang
  • The Tourism Plan
  • Management Challenges
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 5. Cumulative Impact Assessment of Hotel Development in Siem Reap, Cambodia (William A. Ross)
  • Introduction
  • Preliminary Environmental Impact Assessment of Hotel Development
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 6. Interpretation and Tourism (Walter Jamieson)
  • Introduction
  • Interpretation and Heritage
  • Planning for Interpretation
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 7. GIS, Remote Sensing, and Tourism Destination Management (Richard M. Levy and Elizabeth E. Dickson)
  • Introduction
  • Tourism Destination Management and Building Consensus
  • Historic Resource Management
  • GIS/RS and Biophysical Planning Issues
  • Conclusion: GIS and Decision Support
  • Chapter 8. Good Governance in Destination Management (Willi Zimmermann)
  • Introduction
  • Public Participation in Tourism Management
  • Planning Principles
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 9. Carrying Capacity As a Tool for Tourism Destination Management (Pallavi Mandke)
  • Introduction
  • Concepts and Issues Related to Carrying Capacity in Tourism
  • Carrying Capacity As a Tool of Tourism Management
  • Implementing Carrying Capacities
  • Monitoring Indicators
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 10. Singapore’s “Tourism Unlimited” and Transport Infrastructure Management (Anthony T. H. Chin)
  • Introduction
  • Transport Infrastructure Development
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 11. Urban Environmental Tourism Destination Management: Phimai Case Study, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand (Pawinee Sunalai)
  • Introduction
  • Tourism Situation of Phimai
  • Management Issues for Phimai City
  • Suggested Strategies to Improve Phimai’s Urban Environment
  • Management Issues for Phimai Historic Park
  • Management Issues for Phimai National Museum
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 12. Managing Urban Heritage Resources Within a Cultural Tourism Context (Walter Jamieson)
  • Introduction
  • Heritage Resource Management Issues
  • The Nature and Purpose of Urban Districts/Community Heritage Sites
  • Urban Heritage Sites and District Management Techniques
  • Developing a Site Management Plan
  • Elements of a Heritage Site Management Plan
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 13. Computer Visualization and

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