Tourist Destination Governance

Practice, Theory and Issues

June 2011
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    24th June 2011
  • ISBN 9781845937942
  • Language English
  • Pages 240 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
  • Images illus

Managing and co-ordinating tourism in a destination requires the organization and co-operation of a large number of sectors, businesses, local authorities and individuals. Since tourism is an important driver in many economies, destination governance in tourist destinations needs to be done well to achieve economic aims and maintain sufficient infrastructure.

This book provides a guide to the theoretical and methodological understanding of how to implement best practice governance procedures, with case studies illustrating good performance.

1. Tourism Destination Governance: Practice, Theory and Issues
2. Destination Governance Challenges and Concerns: Questions of Development,
3. Governance issues for a New Tourism Region: The Mekong
4. Tourism in St Andrews: Conflicting Governance in the Mecca of Golf
5. Hawai'i, An Integrated Approach To Destination Governance
6. The Role Of Knowledge And Education In Good Governance For Tourism
7. Destination Governance Decision Making: Complexities, Dynamics and Influences
8. Political Protests and Tourism Disasters, A Governance Perspective on Thai Tourism
9. Controversial Ecotourism and Stakeholder Roles In Governance: Swim with Humpback Whales in Vava'u
10. Community Empowered Tourism Development: A Case Study
11. Destination Governance Approaches and Solutions: Structural Change, Community Engagement, Networks and Collaborations
12. Structural Change and Reengineering in Tourism- A Chance for Destination Governance
13. Contribution of Network Analysis to the Management of a Tourism Destination
14. A Stakeholder Approach for Sustainable Community-based Rural Tourism (CBRT) Development in Thailand
15. Improving Mass Tourism Destinations
16. Implications of Governance Insights for Destination Managers and Researchers

Eric Laws

Eric Laws has an MPhil from the University of Surrey and a PhD from Griffith University. He has retired from full time academic life, and is Visiting Professor at Leshan Normal University, Sichuan, P.R. China. His research interests include tourism service quality, destination management, crisis management and elephant tourism. Eric’s publications include nearly 100 journal articles, book chapters and conference papers. The Elephant Tourism Business is Eric’s twentieth authored or edited book.

Harold Richins

Harold Richins is at Thompson Rivers University, Canada.

Jerome Agrusa

Jerome Agrusa is at Hawaii Pacific University.

Noel Scott

Noel Scott is Adjunct Professor of Tourism Management in the Sustainability Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast. His research interests include the study of wildlife tourism, tourism experiences, destination management and marketing, and stakeholder organization. He has over 300 academic articles published including 16 books. He is on the Editorial Board of 10 journals, a Fellow of the Council of Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Educators, and a member of the International Association of China Tourism Scholars.