Tourist destination governance: Practice, theory and issues

Laws, Eric, Agrusa, Jerome, Scott, Noel and Richins, Harold (2011). Tourist destination governance: Practice, theory and issues. In Eric Laws, Harold Richins, Jerome Argusa and Noel Scott (Ed.), Tourism Destination Governance: Practice, Theory and Issues (pp. 1-13) London, United Kingdom: CABI International.

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Author Laws, Eric
Agrusa, Jerome
Scott, Noel
Richins, Harold
Title of chapter Tourist destination governance: Practice, theory and issues
Title of book Tourism Destination Governance: Practice, Theory and Issues
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher CABI International
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 9781845937942
Editor Eric Laws
Harold Richins
Jerome Argusa
Noel Scott
Chapter number 1
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Total chapters 16
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The aims of this book are to contribute to the understanding of best practices in tourist destination governance and to benchmark and advance ways of theorizing on these practices. Tourism is recognized as a complicated, multi-sector activity with numerous stakeholders and with diverse and often divergent goals and objectives. Achieving cooperation, collaboration and integration among the government organizations involved in the various aspects of tourism and between government and private sector enterprises, as well as between tourism policies and community interests, are major concerns for policy makers, managers, community members and academics. Further diffi culty is due to the need for a tourist destination to deal with changing tastes, interests and concerns among its visitors, and fl uctuations in market conditions due to crises and disasters. It is also widely accepted that tourism has varied and rapidly evolving forms, meaning that each destination system must be understood in its own contexts.
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Additional Notes Description: Hardback / 240 Pages

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