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Leisure and tourism policy and planning.

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This book provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary introduction to public policy and planning in the field of leisure and tourism. It includes theoretical perspectives and practical guidelines for the application of a range of analytical techniques. It is an updated edition of Leisure Policy and Planning (1994), now covering tourism as well as leisure and addressing such issues as citizens' rig...

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Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

Introduction.

This chapter examines the significant differences between leisure and tourism and between leisure studies and tourism studies, while it notes that tourism can be seen conceptually as primarily a form of leisure. While marked changes took place in the balance between the public and private sectors in the last couple of decades of the 20th century, the public sector remains a significant force in the planning and provision of leisure and tourism services in most Western countries. A framework is presented for viewing government activity in a systems context, involving: the public as consumers, clients and members of the political system; public-, commercial- and non-profit sector organizations; and facilities and services planned and managed by organizations. While recognizing the need for critical analysis of the rationale for government activity, the book is premised on the belief that public-sector activity to ensure certain leisure and tourism services in the context of a market economy is legitimate. This chapter concludes with a summary of the contents of the rest of the chapters.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 11) Leisure and tourism: rights, needs and citizenship. Author(s): Veal, A. J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 35) Political ideologies and the role of the state. Author(s): Veal, A. J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 53) The market versus the state. Author(s): Veal, A. J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 73) Public policy-making. Author(s): Veal, A. J.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 88) Leisure and tourism plans and planning. Author(s): Veal, A. J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 116) Planning methods. Author(s): Veal, A. J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 154) Forecasting leisure and tourism demand. Author(s): Veal, A. J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 185) Economic evaluation techniques. Author(s): Veal, A. J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 211) Performance evaluation. Author(s): Veal, A. J.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 238) Policy and planning for particular sectors and groups. Author(s): Veal, A. J.