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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 10 (Page no: 117)

Community empowered tourism development: a case study.

This chapter explores the area of destination governance that focuses on community involvement and empowerment as a key to success in regional communities. This chapter endeavours to explore the global-traditional nexus which regional communities continue to face. They acknowledge what is referred to as 'a dangerous governance gap' and the need for new ways of governance to address highly complex destination challenges. Also discussed is the importance of merging more traditional and separate sectors of society in dealing with and making decisions regarding complex governance problems. This includes the movement away from quick-fix or government-fix approaches to issues and toward a more integrated and comprehensive approach to governance and decision making. The chapter proposes a new paradigm in working toward partnerships of decision-making resources with locally adaptable solutions and involving public, private and community involvement and responsibility. The chapter discusses a case study of Prainha do Canto Verde, Brazil, and a number of principles which are implemented in achieving the potential success of this partnership involvement approach to governance. As part of Chapter 10, six important points are presented representing the aspects of best practice in governance within a developing destination. These relate to local income generation and entrepreneurial activities, local participation in decision making and governance, reinforcement of local culture, environmental practices, local knowledge transfer and a focus on economic outcomes. The chapter concludes by demonstrating results of success and expressing the importance of empowerment and a collaborative, localized approach within isolated villages that are potential tourist destinations.

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: 5 (Page no: 51) Issues and pressures on achieving effective community destination governance: a typology. Author(s): Richins, H.
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: 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
  • College of Business Administration, Hawai'i Pacific University, 1132 Bishop Street, Suite 510A, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2011
  • ISBN
  • 9781845937942
  • Record Number
  • 20113183433