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Managing Tourism Growth : Issues And Applications - Fred Bosselman

Managing Tourism Growth

Issues And Applications

Paperback Published: 1st April 1999
ISBN: 9781559636056
Number Of Pages: 316

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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.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.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.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.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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"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."--Bruce A. Rogers, Planning Director, City of Sanibel, Florida "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."--H�l�ne Genot, coordinator, Tourism Programme, Technology, Economics, and Industry Division, UN

Prefacep. xi
The Benefits and Risks of Tourismp. 1
The Symbiotic Relationship of Host and Touristp. 1
The Benefits of Tourismp. 2
The Risks of Tourismp. 7
Taming Tourism by Managing Its Growthp. 10
Planning for Tourism Growthp. 12
From Outpost to Destinationp. 12
Tourism Resourcesp. 14
Studies on Common-Pool Resourcesp. 16
Management Objectives for Common Resourcesp. 17
Characteristics of Succesful Strategiesp. 19
Processes Tailored for Community Tourism Planningp. 21
Legal Implementation of Common-Pool Resource Managementp. 38
Managing Growthp. 40
Growth Management Strategiesp. 40
The Role of the Market, Local Norms, and the Lawp. 47
Hierarchies of Management Strategiesp. 49
The Case Studiesp. 52
Quality Control Strategiesp. 54
Protecting Qualityp. 55
Districting Strategiesp. 56
Case Study: Indonesiap. 60
Case Study: Santa Fe, New Mexicop. 63
Performance Standards Strategiesp. 70
Case Study: New Zealandp. 74
Case Study: Park City, Utahp. 79
Case Study: Jackson, Wyomingp. 85
Case Study: Lake Tahoe, Nevada and Californiap. 91
Trade-off Strategiesp. 98
Case Study: Teton County, Wyomingp. 101
Final Observationsp. 105
Quantity Management Strategiesp. 109
"Please Come ... but Not Too Many ... and Not Too Often"p. 109
How Many Is Too Many?p. 111
Preservation Rules Strategiesp. 114
Case Study: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Australiap. 115
Case Study: The Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, Quebec, Canadap. 120
Case Study: Cancun-Tulum Corridor, Mexicop. 125
Case Study: Peninsula Township, Michiganp. 129
Growth Limitation Strategiesp. 135
Case Study: Sanibel Island, Floridap. 137
Case Study: Bermudap. 144
Case Study: Yosemite National Park, California--A Plan in Progressp. 150
Case Study: Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles--A Plan in Progressp. 156
Incremental Growth Strategiesp. 160
Case Study: Whistler, British Columbia, Canadap. 162
Case Study: Aspen, Coloradop. 167
Case Study: Door County, Wisconsinp. 173
Case Study: Ambergris Caye, Belizep. 178
Final Observationsp. 184
Location Enhancement Strategiesp. 187
Expansion Strategiesp. 188
Case Study: Oaxaca Valleys, Mexicop. 190
Case Study: Southern Lakes Region, New Zealand--A Plan in Progressp. 196
Case Study: Milford Sound, New Zealand--A Plan in Progressp. 201
Dispersal Strategiesp. 207
Case Study: Canterbury, Englandp. 211
Case Study: The Republic of Maldivesp. 215
Case Study: Stewart Island, New Zealandp. 221
Concentration Strategiesp. 227
Case Study: Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesiap. 232
Case Study: Bruges, Belgiump. 237
Case Study: Times Square, New Yorkp. 241
Identifying New Tourism Resourcesp. 246
Case Study: The Tarka Project, Devon, Englandp. 250
Case Study: South Pembrokeshire, Walesp. 254
Case Study; Agritourism in the United Statesp. 259
Case Study: Bays of Huatulco, Mexicop. 262
Case Study: Papua New Guineap. 265
Final Observationsp. 270
Elements of Successful Strategiesp. 272
Process Elementsp. 272
Substance Elementsp. 273
Notesp. 275
Indexp. 295
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ISBN: 9781559636056
ISBN-10: 155963605X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 1st April 1999
Publisher: ISLAND PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 2