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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...


Chapter 7 (Page no: 116)

Planning methods.

This chapter examines a range of specific techniques and approaches that can be utilized in preparing leisure and tourism plans, including the following: the use of standards; resource-based planning; the GDMS approach; spatial approaches; hierarchies of facilities; priority social-area analysis; the ROS; the matrix approach; the organic approach; the community-development approach; and the issues approach. Most of the methods discussed can be seen as attempts to move away from reliance on the standards- and resource-based methods alone and to incorporate user and potential user demands and stakeholder views as much as possible. Increasingly sophisticated methods call for more extensive data collection and analysis, which have been seen as a disincentive in the past. However, increasingly sophisticated management, control and evaluation methods are leading to increasing availability of data, thus facilitating the use of some of the methods outlined.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Veal, A. J.
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: 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.

Chapter details

  • Year of Publication
  • 2002
  • ISBN
  • 9780851995465
  • Record Number
  • 20083015464