The tourism transformation process: An inquiry into the three main process phases

McLennan, Char-lee (2009). The tourism transformation process: An inquiry into the three main process phases. In: Dave Kendal, Sustainable Cities for the Future. Universitas 21 International Graduate Research Conference 2009, Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia, (121-126). 29 November - 5 December 2009.

Author McLennan, Char-lee
Title of paper The tourism transformation process: An inquiry into the three main process phases
Conference name Universitas 21 International Graduate Research Conference 2009
Conference location Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 29 November - 5 December 2009
Proceedings title Sustainable Cities for the Future
Place of Publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher Universitas 21
Publication Year 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Editor Dave Kendal
Start page 121
End page 126
Total pages 6
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Over the last century many economies have transformed towards tourism and, particularly at a local level, it has been viewed as a way to supplement income and deliver sustainable economic growth (Assimiliano & Azzanti 2002; Dieke 2003; Gartner 2004; Wittwer & Horridge 2007). However, local areas have generally been left to pursue transformation on their own and have lacked the leadership and long-term decision-making tools required to appropriately guide the sustainable development of tourism destinations (Kelly 2002; Sorenson & Epps 2003). Previous poor decision-making has been attributed to a lack of knowledge surrounding how the transformation process occurs and a short-term strategic focus (Alexandra & Riddington 2007; Mishler & Rose 2007). In Australia, tourism is now a significant and influential sector in many regions (Carlsen 1999; Russell & Faulkner 1999), but the industry continues to lack the destination management models required for sustainable tourism destination development (Department of Tourism Fair Trading and Wine Industry Development & Tourism Queensland 2006; McLennan & Ruhanen 2008). To address this gap, this research aims to develop a quantitative model to explain tourism transformation by investigating whether a region’s triple-bottom-line structure and institutions’ change as the tourism system transforms from an inception to urban system. If they change, the study seeks to identify institutional and structural factors that are changing and how they are changing.
Subjects E1
900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified
150603 Tourism Management
Q-Index Code E1
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