Advanced Introduction to Tourism Destination Management
Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by the world's leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.
Written by Chris Ryan, this Advanced Introduction seeks to integrate macro and micro components of tourism destination planning into a discussion of impacts, destination development, and national, regional and site planning. Exploring the characteristics of tourism destinations, the political framework of tourism and region specific management, this accessible book offers an insightful introduction to the field.
Key features include:
* the implementation of management techniques and policies
* analysis of the social, economic and environmental impacts of the global tourism industry
* coverage of essential topics such as the evolution of the tourist destination and marketing as a management tool.
The Advanced Introduction to Tourism Destination Management will be a key resource for not only scholars and students working in tourism, but also individuals seeking to better understand this social phenomenon that is a critical driver of economic development.