Tourism governance in OECD countries

Scott, Noel (2012). Tourism governance in OECD countries. In Alain Dupeyras (Ed.), OECD tourism trends and policies 2012 3rd ed. (pp. 13-54) Paris, France: OECD Publishing. doi:10.1787/tour-2012-en

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Author Scott, Noel
Title of chapter Tourism governance in OECD countries
Title of book OECD tourism trends and policies 2012
Place of Publication Paris, France
Publisher OECD Publishing
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1787/tour-2012-en
Edition 3rd
ISBN 9789264177550
ISSN 2076-7765
Editor Alain Dupeyras
Chapter number 1
Start page 13
End page 54
Total pages 42
Total chapters 55
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Effective governance practices must reflect the changing business and policy environment, and the evolving roles and competencies of government tourism organisations. Developments in the macropolicy environment favour a more collaborative approach, encouraging policy development in conjunction with the tourism industry, as well as an emphasis on regional or local level decision-making. Developing a multi-actor system that includes public-private partnerships and greater horizontal and vertical co-ordination of relevant government bodies requires consideration of the accepted elements of good governance, both at the central and sub-national levels. Governance can also be improved through both institutional and human capacity building, ensuring institutions have well-defined objectives and clear mandates, and effective leadership and political support. Mechanisms to improve co-ordination between central and sub-national governments include development of tourism strategies, use of contracts and creation of joint committees. At an industry level, governments are encouraging the development of a single peak tourism industry association to facilitate more co-ordinated industry representation. Mechanisms to manage the interface with industry include the establishment of representative associations and Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) that provide a forum for co-operation and policy debate.
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Additional Notes "The report provides comparative knowledge, both policy and data, through thematic chapters and country-specific policy and statistical profiles." Published biennially

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