348 Pages 36 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    348 Pages 36 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The wellspring to the future global growth in tourism is a commitment toward good policy and strategic planning. Tourism Policy and Planning: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow offers an introduction to the tourism policy process and how policies link to the strategic tourism planning function as well as influence planning at the local, national, and international level.

    This third edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the many important developments in the travel and tourism industry and subsequent new policies and present planning process issues. The third edition features:

    • A new chapter on policies regarding terrorism and its impact on tourism.
    • New and updated content on managing sustainable tourism, obstacles and barriers to international travel, and strategic tourism planning.
    • New case studies based on established and emerging markets throughout to illustrate real-life applications of planning and policy at the international, regional, national, and local level.
    • New end of chapter summary and review questions to consolidate student learning.

    Accessible and up to date, Tourism Policy and Planning is essential reading for all tourism students.

    Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Tourism in yesterday’s world: ancient times to the present Chapter 3. Tourism policy issues for today: new directions Chapter 4. International tourism as a commercial and economic activity Chapter 5. Political and foreign policy implications of tourism Chapter 6. Managing sustainable tourism in the twenty-first century Chapter 7. Barriers and obstacles to international travel Chapter 8. Affecting and influencing tourism policy Chapter 9. The international tourism policy process Chapter 10. Strategic tourism planning as a part of the policy agenda Chapter 11. Transformative leadership in developing tourism policies Chapter 12. Policies regarding terrorism and its impact on tourism Chapter 13. Tourism policy issues for tomorrow


    David L. Edgell, Sr. is a professor of trade, tourism, and economic development and a senior professor of graduate studies in sustainable tourism at East Carolina University. He has authored 11 books and over 100 articles, has served as U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Travel and Tourism, and was the first Commissioner of Tourism for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    Jason R. Swanson is a professor of hospitality and tourism at the University of Kentucky and is the author of two books on tourism and many articles on tourism-related issues. Professor Swanson also teaches at international universities, conducts important research related to tourism policy and planning, and provides international consulting services.

    Tourism Policy and Planning, a new important textbook by distinguished travel and tourism experts, Dr. David Edgell, Sr., and Dr. Jason R. Swanson, presents up-to-date strategic concepts and planning for the necessary growth and development of our existing global tourism industry. Constantly under siege by industrial and technological developments, Dr. Edgell and Dr. Swanson, with their extensive background and expertise in international trade, offer rich new insights and concepts to meet these challenges. A must-have book!’ Bonnie Kogos, Travel Author, Agent, and Publisher, Honoured Speaker for U.S. Travel & Tourism Administration

    Tourism Policy and Planning is a must read for executives in both the public and private sectors as well as practitioners, educators and students of tourism, the future leaders of the industry, if they are to plan and manage tourism sustainably for the enjoyment of future generations of travelers in a manner that benefits host communities and contributes to a better world for all.’ Louis D’Amore, IIPT Founder and President