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Tourist Destination Governance: Practice, Theory and Issues

Edited By: E Laws, H Richins, JF Agrusa and N Scott

222 pages, Figs, tabs

CABI Publishing

Hardback | May 2011 | #190618 | ISBN-13: 9781845937942
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NHBS Price: £65.00 $79/€73 approx

About this book

Managing and co-ordinating tourism in a destination requires the organisation and co-operation of a large number of sectors - businesses, local authorities and individuals. Since tourism is an important driver in many economies, destination governance in tourist destinations needs to be done well to achieve economic aims and maintain sufficient infrastructure.

This book provides a guide to the theoretical and methodological understanding of how to implement best practice governance procedures, with case studies illustrating good performance.


1. Tourism Destination Governance: Practice, Theory and Issues 2. Destination Governance Challenges and Concerns: Questions of Development, 3. Governance issues for a New Tourism Region: The Mekong 4. 5. Hawai'i, An Integrated Approach To Destination Governance 6. The Role Of Knowledge And Education In Good Governance For Tourism 7. Destination Governance Decision Making: Complexities, Dynamics and Influences. 8. Political Protests and Tourism Disasters, A Governance Perspective on Thai Tourism. 9. Controversial Ecotourism and Stakeholder Roles In Governance: Swim with Humpback Whales in Vava'u. 10. Community Empowered Tourism Development: A Case Study. 11. Destination Governance Approaches and Solutions: Structural Change, Community Engagement, Networks and Collaborations. 12. Structural Change and Reengineering in Tourism- A Chance for Destination Governance. 13. Contribution of Network Analysis to the Management of a Tourism Destination. 14. A Stakeholder Approach for Sustainable Community-based Rural Tourism (CBRT) Development in Thailand. 15. Improving Mass Tourism destinations 16. Implications of Governance insights for destination managers and researchers.

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