1st Edition

Tourism Policy and Planning Implementation Issues and Challenges

    210 Pages
    by Routledge

    210 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Policy and planning are particularly important in tourism due to their multi-faceted nature and the complexity of inter-organisational relations and collaboration. This book sheds light onto these interrelations through the critical review of tourism planning policies and their measurable outcomes. Looking at a range of policies in a variety of countries at both micro and macro levels, it considers both the failures and successes of implementing tourism policies and planning initiatives. Policies discussed throughout include: cross-border tourism, planning in post-conflict destinations and sustainable tourism development.

    This multidisciplinary volume furthers knowledge of the impacts of planning and policy implementation on tourism development both present and future. Written by an international team of highly esteemed academics from some of the world’s leading institutions, this will be a valuable resource for students and researchers in tourism, sociology, geography, development studies, politics, economics, and management.

    1 Introduction 2 Tourism planning: rhetoric and reality 3 Rethinking the role and practice of destination community involvement in tourism planning 4 Tourism policy and planning in post-conflict destinations: comparative cases of Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka 5 Challenging tourism contexts for planning and policy: revitalising failing destinations 6 Tourism in a protected landscape: challenges to sustainable development 7 Changes to the national institutional framework for tourism in Chile: the use and impact of evaluation reports in the policymaking process 8 Tourism development in the absence of relevant tourism policy 9 Cooperation, border tourism, and policy implications 10 Conclusions


    Konstantinos Andriotis is a Professor in Tourism at Middlesex University London and in the past he was Associate Professor and Head of the Hotel and Tourism Management Department, Faculty of Management and Economics at the Cyprus University of Technology. He holds an MSc in International Hospitality Management (University of Strathclyde, 1995), a PhD in Tourism Development and Planning (Bournemouth University, 2000) and a Postdoc in Tourism Marketing (Hellenic Open University, 2006). He edits the International Journal of Tourism Policy and he is regular reviewer for nineteen international journals and member of the Editorial Board of sixteen journals (including the leading tourism journal Annals of Tourism Research). He is author of six books and over 40 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. His work has appeared in leading academic journals such as Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Travel Research, Tourism Management, and Journal of Sustainable Tourism. He has an h-index of 24 and more than 2,800 citations. He has acted as Chairman and member of the Organising and Scientific Committees of various international conferences and he has given keynote speeches at several conferences. His research interests are in tourism development and planning, alternative forms of tourism and tourism experience.

    Dimitrios Stylidis is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism at Middlesex University London. Prior to joining Middlesex, Dimitrios worked for two years as a Postdoc Researcher at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. He holds a PhD and an MSc in Tourism Management from the University of Surrey. Dimitrios is the research notes editor of the International Journal of Tourism Policy and a regular reviewer for 20 international tourism and hospitality journals. His work has appeared in leading academic journals including Tourism Management, Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Travel Research, and Journal of Sustainable Tourism. His current research interests include place image, tourism impacts, and residents’ attitudes toward tourism development.

    Adi Weidenfeld is a Senior Lecturer in International Tourism at the School of Marketing and Management, Coventry University. Adi has worked on his two-year Marie Curie Intra-European postdoctoral Fellowship at Hanken School of Economics, Finland, and completed his PhD in Geography at the University of Exeter after graduating with a Master’s in European Property and Development Planning from University College London. His main interests include visitor attraction management, tourism development planning and policies, tourism diversification, tourism innovation, and tourism cross border region.