Strategic Planning for Local Tourism Destinations: An Analysis of Tourism

Ruhanen, Lisa (2004) Strategic Planning for Local Tourism Destinations: An Analysis of Tourism. Tourism and Hospitality Planning and Development, 1 3: 239-253. doi:10.1080/1479053042000314502

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Author Ruhanen, Lisa
Title Strategic Planning for Local Tourism Destinations: An Analysis of Tourism
Journal name Tourism and Hospitality Planning and Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1479-053X
1479-0548
Publication date 2004-01-01
DOI 10.1080/1479053042000314502
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 1
Issue 3
Start page 239
End page 253
Total pages 15
Editor B. Brotherton
L. Lumsdon
Place of publication Abingdon
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 150602 Tourism Forecasting
1599 Other Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Abstract This paper reports on a study of the planning practices of local tourism destinations. The tourism plans of 30 local tourism destinations in Queensland, Australia were analyzed to determine the extent to which sustainability principles, namely strategic planning and stakeholder participation, were integrated into the planning process. Utilizing a tourism planning process evaluation instrument developed by Simpson (2001), it was found that local tourism destinations are not integrating sustainability principles in their planning processes.
Keyword tourism
planning
decisions
sustainability
process evaluation
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