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Tourism: Politics and Public Sector Management James Elliott

Tourism: Politics and Public Sector Management

James Elliott

Published August 20th 1997
ISBN : 9780415071581
Paperback
279 pages
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Tourism evokes images of tropical islands and luxurious beach resorts but it is also big international business. Now replacing oil as the most important industry in the world, tourism can be very destructive of the environment, corrupt andMoreTourism evokes images of tropical islands and luxurious beach resorts but it is also big international business. Now replacing oil as the most important industry in the world, tourism can be very destructive of the environment, corrupt and exploitative. This text explains how governments manage this highly diverse and volatile industry. It covers the management of tourism at all levels of government, including both developed and developing countries. A historic and economic overview is provided as well as a discussion of the reasons why and how governments are involved in tourism management. Also included are a number of case studies covering policy making, planning a tourism management organization, local governments, airlines and airports, and environmental control and sustainable development. Detailed information boxes and excerpts of official documents illustrate government management and the tourism system and provide criteria for evaluation.