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