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3rd Edition

Tourism Impacts, Planning and Management

ISBN 9781138016293
Published October 16, 2015 by Routledge
272 Pages 52 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

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. This title 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 impacts successfully.

Now in a third edition, this bestselling text has been fully revised to include:

  • New material on: terrorism, sustainability, climate change, sex tourism, heritage tourism, theories of tourism planning and GIS.
  • New chapter on Destination Planning and Management
  • Updated tourism data and statistics
  • Case studies on urban tourism, pro-poor tourism, cruise ship tourism, coral reef tourism, historic monuments, eco-labels, codes of conduct and sustainable tourism from both developed and developing regions, including Australia, Iceland, Spain, the UK, Namibia, the Arctic and Antarctica.
  • A companion website including PPTs, video and web links.

The text is written in an accessible style and includes a plethora of features that engage and aid understanding. This accessible yet academically rigorous introduction to tourism impacts, planning and management is essential reading for all tourism students.

Table of Contents

Part One: Tourism Growth, Development and Impacts 1. Social change and the growth of tourism 2. Theoretical perspectives on tourism development 3. An introduction to tourism impacts 4. The economic impacts of tourism 5. The socio-cultural impacts of tourism 6. Environmental impacts of tourism Part Two: Tourism Planning and Management: Concepts, Issues and Players 7. Tourism planning and management: Concepts and issues 8. The key players in tourism planning and management 9. Visitor management 10. Managing the natural resources for tourism 11. Tourism planning and management and the host community 12. Tourism planning and management and the tourism industry 13. Partnerships and collaboration in tourism 14. Destination Management Part Three:Tools and Techniques in Tourism Planning and Management 15. Education as a technique in tourism planning and management 16. Self-regulation as a technique in tourism planning and management 17. Information technology and tourism planning and management Part Four: The Future of Tourism Planning and Management 18. Tourism planning and management and sustainability 19. Conclusions and the future of tourism planning and management

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Peter Mason has a fractional position as Professor of Tourism Management at Bedfordshire University, is a Visiting Professor of Tourism at London South Bank University and has a fractional position at London Metropolitan University. He has taught for over 40 years, 25 of them in higher education institutions (HEIs). This book is based largely on his own research and teaching at HEIs in the UK, New Zealand, Australia, France and the Middle East.


"This book brings together the three key elements of tourism development – impacts, planning and management. In an easy-to-read style the book presents students with key learning objectives and activities supplemented with a range of international case studies. It should be an essential text for students in a range of tourism related subjects as its core strength is its practical application of many aspects of tourism including education, regulation, information technology and sustainability." - Professor Ross Dowling OAM, Edith Cowan University, Australia

"This new edition provides an intriguing and critical insight into the interaction between tourism impacts and the techniques for their planning and management. The richness of international case study material and the thoughtful student learning exercises makes this text an invaluable student resource." - Andrew Holden, Professor of Environment and Tourism, University of Bedfordshire