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Tourist destination governance: practice, theory and issues.

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This book examines the political order and the issues, processes and approaches in applying governance insights to tourist destinations. The book consists of 16 chapters presented in three parts. Part I introduces the reader to the issues and considerations of tourist destination governance. The four chapters in this part address the diversity of questions of relevance around regional destination ...

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Chapter 5 (Page no: 51)

Issues and pressures on achieving effective community destination governance: a typology.

This chapter explores the diversity of issues and pressures that challenge effective destination governance. In reviewing the extensive literature of destination development issues, barriers and impacts, the chapter endeavours to achieve a more comprehensive typology of the issues that affect destination governance, decision making and regional tourism development. A number of tourist destination communities have, in more recent times, made attempts at moving toward more sustainable approaches in their governance and resulting management practices, yet have still found themselves facing many constraints, issues and potential barriers. The typology of issues and pressures on achieving effective community destination governance presented here perhaps moves closer to addressing the challenges which regional areas that focus on tourism face in the provision of destination governance. The four major themes identified and explored through this chapter are issues of development, structure and management, community and impact. Within the three parts of this volume, and in the context of challenges, decision making and governance approaches, the various themes identified in this chapter are explored further through a number of case studies, as well as through discussions of governance success (or failure). When examining destination governance, it is important to discuss the various issues faced by regional communities that are embracing or are affected by tourism, leisure and other types of development. These issues are likely to relate directly to the way stakeholders make decisions which affect the future of their regional communities. Through structural approaches, regional communities have been acknowledged as having an influence on the community governance process. However, coordination, policy, time frames, funding and management programmes may be lacking or ineffective in regions.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Tourist destination governance: practice, theory and issues. Author(s): Laws, E. Agrusa, J. Scott, N. Richins, H.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 17) Tourist destination governance challenges and concerns: questions of development, community involvement, responsiveness and future outcomes. Author(s): Richins, H. Agrusa, J. Scott, N. Laws, E.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 25) Governance approaches in new tourist destination countries: introducing tourism law in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Author(s): Semone, P. Laws, E. Ruhanen, L. Wang Zhuo Scott, N.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 39) Tourism in St Andrews: conflicting governance in the Mecca of Golf. Author(s): Butler, R. W.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 67) The role of knowledge in good governance for tourism. Author(s): Moscardo, G.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 83) Tourist destination governance decision making: complexity, dynamics and influences. Author(s): Richins, H. Agrusa, J. Scott, N. Laws, E.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 91) Responding to crises in Thailand: a governance analysis. Author(s): Campiranon, K. Laws, E. Scott, N.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 103) Controversial ecotourism and stakeholder roles in governance: 'swim with humpback whales' in Vava'u. Author(s): Walker, K. Moscardo, G.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 117) Community empowered tourism development: a case study. Author(s): Agrusa, J. Albieri, G.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 137) Tourist destination governance approaches and solutions: structural change, community engagement, networks and collaborations. Author(s): Richins, H. Agrusa, J. Scott, N. Laws, E.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 145) Structural change and re-engineering in tourism: a chance for destination governance in Grisons, Switzerland? Author(s): Boksberger, P. Anderegg, R. Schuckert, M.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 159) Design of tourism governance networks. Author(s): Baggio, R. Scott, N. Cooper, C.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 173) A stakeholder approach for sustainable community-based rural tourism development in Thailand. Author(s): Choibamroong, T.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 187) Dynamics of destination governance: governance and metagovernance in the composite industrial environment of destinations. Author(s): Spyriadis, T. Buhalis, D. Fyall, A.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 203) Tourist destination governance: some approaches and suggestions for future research. Author(s): Scott, N. Laws, E. Agrusa, J. Richins, H.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • School of Tourism, Thompson Rivers University, Box 3010, 900 McGill Road, Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 5N, Canada.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2011
  • ISBN
  • 9781845937942
  • Record Number
  • 20113183428