Managing Tourism Growth: Issues and Applications

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<p>Tourism is by many measures the world's largest and fastest growing industry, and it provides myriad benefits to hosts and visitors alike. Yet if poorly managed, tourism can have serious negative impacts on tourist communities-their environment, physical appearance, economy, health, safety, and even their social values.<p>Managing Tourism Growth analyzes and evaluates methods by which communities can carefully control tourism in order to maximize the positive aspects while minimizing the detrimental effects. The authors offer vivid ...
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<p>Tourism is by many measures the world's largest and fastest growing industry, and it provides myriad benefits to hosts and visitors alike. Yet if poorly managed, tourism can have serious negative impacts on tourist communities-their environment, physical appearance, economy, health, safety, and even their social values.<p>Managing Tourism Growth analyzes and evaluates methods by which communities can carefully control tourism in order to maximize the positive aspects while minimizing the detrimental effects. The authors offer vivid examples of the ways in which uncontrolled tourism can adversely affect a community, and explain how to create an effective strategy that can protect tourism resources for current and future generations.<p>Specific chapters provide detailed descriptions and evaluations of various approaches that communities around the world have successfully used. The authors examine alternative legal and regulatory measures, management techniques, and incentives that target tourism growth at all levels, from the quality of development, to its amount and rate of growth, to the locations in which it takes place. Approaches examined include: quality differentiation, performance standards, and trade-off strategies; preservation rules, growth limitations, and incremental growth strategies; expansion, dispersal, and concentration strategies, and identification of new tourism resources. The final chapter presents a concise and useful checklist of the elements of successful strategies that can help guide destination communities in the planning process.<p>An outstanding feature of the book is the numerous and varied case studies it offers, including Santa Fe, New Mexico; Milford Sound, New Zealand; Nusa Dua, Bali; Great Barrier Reef, Australia; Sanibel, Florida; Canterbury, England; Republic of Maldives; Bruges, Belgium; Times Square, New York; Papua New Guinea; Park City, Utah; Whistler, British Columbia; and many others.<p>The depth and accessibility of information provided, along with the wealth of global case studies, make the book must-reading for planning professionals, government officials, tourism industry executives, consultants, and faculty and students of geography, planning, or tourism.
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Editorial Reviews

coordinator, Tourism Programme, Technology, Economics, and Industry Division, UN - H�l�ne Genot
"Stakeholders in tourism should be more aware of the benefits and costs of tourism, of its possible positive and negative impacts—economic, environmental, and social. We thus welcome the publication of Managing Tourism Growth: Issues and Applications, which analyzes the main challenges to be faced and presents case studies of strategies and practices worldwide."
Planning Director, City of Sanibel, Florida - Bruce A. Rogers
"This is a thoroughly research and well-written book filled with real world examples from places trying to sustain tourism without being overrun. It is must-reading for scholars and others having to deal on a daily basis with the pressures of tourism on real places."
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Analyzes and evaluates methods by which communities can carefully control tourism in order to maximize its positive aspects while minimizing the negative ones. The authors offer descriptions and evaluations of various approaches that communities around the world have used. Among the strategies explored are quality differentiation, performance standards, preservation rules, growth limitations, expansion and concentrations, and identification of new tourism resources. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559636056
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 420
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 The Benefits and Risks of Tourism 1
Ch. 2 Planning for Tourism Growth 12
Ch. 3 Managing Growth 40
Ch. 4 Quality Control Strategies 54
Ch. 5 Quantity Management Strategies 109
Ch. 6 Location Enhancement Strategies 187
Ch. 7 Elements of Successful Strategies 272
Notes 275
Index 295
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