Leisure and Tourism Policy and Planning

September 2002
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    20th September 2002
  • ISBN 9780851995465
  • Language English
  • Pages 304 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"

* Provides a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary introduction to public policy and planning in the fields of leisure and tourism
* Covers policy-making and planning as carried out by governments and associated agencies
* Contains guidelines for leisure and tourism planning, methodology and performance measurement

This book is an updated edition of Leisure Policy and Planning (Longman, 1994), now covering tourism as well as leisure, and addressing such issues as citizens' rights, the implications of globalization, "Third Way" politics and "Best Value" developments. Topics covered include: leisure and tourism needs, rights and citizenship; political ideologies and the role of the state; the market versus the state; public policy making; leisure and tourism plans and planning; forecasting leisure and tourism demand; economic evaluation methods, performance evaluation; and planning for different sector. The book includes an extensive bibliography and questions and exercises for each chapter.

"It is clearly written and introduces both undergraduate and masters students and professionals...to a wide range of ideas and methods."

Mike Collins - , Institute of Sport and Leisure Policy, University of Loughborough

"Overall the book is an excellent text."

- Leisures Studies

"Lecturers and students will also find it an essential text."

- Tourism

"LTPP is a timely publication that is well suited for undergraduate students. In policy and planning courses it should be the required text."

- World Leisure Journal

Anthony J. Veal

Anthony J. Veal is Adjunct Professor in the School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism in the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, and worked previously in the universities of Birmingham and North London. He is past president of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS) and of the UK Leisure Studies Association. He is author or joint author/editor of a number of books, including: Leisure, Sport and Tourism, Politic, Policy and Planning (3rd edn, CABI, 2010); The Olympic Games; A Social Science Perspective (2nd edn, CABI, 2007); A Handbook of Leisure Studies (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2006); Research Methods for Leisure and Tourism (3rd edn, FT/Prentice Hall, 2006); Free Time and Leisure Participation: International Perspectives (2nd edn, CABI, 2005); Australian Leisure (3rd edn, Longman, 2006); and Work and Leisure (Routledge, 2004).