Sustainable tourism planning: A content analysis of local tourism plans

Ruhanen, L. M. (2005). Sustainable tourism planning: A content analysis of local tourism plans. In: A. Boyle and P. Tremblay, CAUTHE 2005: Sharing Tourism Knowledge. CAUTHE 2005: Sharing Tourism Knowledge, Alice Springs, NT, Australia, (). 1-5 February 2005.

Author Ruhanen, L. M.
Title of paper Sustainable tourism planning: A content analysis of local tourism plans
Conference name CAUTHE 2005: Sharing Tourism Knowledge
Conference location Alice Springs, NT, Australia
Conference dates 1-5 February 2005
Proceedings title CAUTHE 2005: Sharing Tourism Knowledge
Place of Publication Darwin, Australia
Publisher Charles Darwin University
Publication Year 2005
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 1-876248-97-1
Editor A. Boyle
P. Tremblay
Volume 1
Total pages 'not found'
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Tourism planning has been advocated by many as a possible means of alleviating some of the negative impacts of tourism. While a number of approaches have evolved, tourism planning based on the philosophies of sustainability has emerged as the most comprehensive approaches. To investigate the tourism planning approaches of local tourism destinations in Queensland, particularly the extent to which tourism plans exhibit the sustainable approach to tourism planning, 30 local tourism planning documents have been reviewed. Despite claims that sustainable tourism planning is one of the most accepted approaches the study has shown that this is not necessarily the case in practice. It was found that although a number of plans addressed the issue of sustainability, the subsequent strategies and actions suggest that the sustainable approach is not the dominant planning approach, but in fact the economic and infrastructure approaches are the primary planning methods.
Subjects E1
350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
710000 - Commercial Services and Tourism
Q-Index Code E1
Additional Notes Proceedings (CD-ROM) available for purchase.

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