Stories of Practice: Tourism Policy and Planning

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  • Edited by Dianne Dredge, Aalborg University, Denmark and John Jenkins, Southern Cross University, Australia
  • Series: New Directions in Tourism Analysis
  • Analyses of contemporary tourism planning and policymaking practice at local to global scales is lacking and there is an urgent need for research that informs theory and practice. Illustrated with a set of cohesive, theoretically-informed, international case studies constructed through storytelling, this volume expands readers' knowledge about how tourism planning and policymaking takes place.

    Challenging traditional notions of tourism planning and policy processes, this book also provides critical insights into how theoretical concepts and frameworks are applied in tourism planning and policy making practice at different spatial scales. The book engages readers in the intellectual, political, moral and ethical issues that often surround tourism policymaking and planning, highlighting the great value of reflective learning grounded in the social sciences and revealing the complexity of tourism planning and policy.
  • Contents: Preface; New spaces of tourism planning and policy, Dianne Dredge and John Jenkins; Tourism planning and policy: historical development and contemporary challenges, Dianne Dredge, John Jenkins and Michelle Whitford; Stories of practice, Dianne Dredge, John Jenkins and Michelle Whitford; Tourism, trams and local government policy making in Christchurch: a longitudinal perspective, Douglas G. Pearce; Tourism planning, community engagement and policy innovation in Ucluelet, British Columbia, Oksana Grybovych, Delmar Hafermann and Felice Mazzoni; Development on Kangaroo Island: the controversy over Southern Ocean Lodge, Freya Higgins-Desbiolles; Neoliberal urban entrepreneurial agendas, Dunedin stadium and the Rugby World Cup: or 'if you don't have a stadium, you don't have a future', C. Michael Hall and Sandra Wilson; Local government entrepreneurship in tourism development: the case of the Hurunui district, New Zealand, Michael C. Shone; 'Huelva, the light': enlightening the process of branding and place identity development, Alfonso Vargas Sánchez and Dianne Dredge; The Mekong tourism dilemma: converging forces, contesting values, Polladach Theerapappisit; A participatory approach to planning using geographic information systems (GIS): a case study from Northeast Iceland, John S. Hull and Edward H. Huijbens; Factors affecting collaboration in destination marketing: the development of, Sushma Bhat and Simon Milne; An integrated approach to tourism planning in a developing nation: a case study from Beloi (Timor-Leste), Leo X.C. Dutral, Robert J. Haworth and Manuela B. Taboada; How the use of power impacts on the relationship between protected area managers and tour operators, Aggie Wegner and Jim Macbeth; The introduction of tourism destination management organisations in Hungary; top-down meets bottom-up, Alan Clarke and Ágnes Raffay; Why cluster? Text and sub-text in the engagement of tourism development policies with the cluster concept, Adi Weidenfield, Allan M. Williams and Richard W. Butler; Conclusions, Dianne Dredge and John Jenkins; Index.
  • About the Editor: Dianne Dredge is Professor in the Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University, Denmark and John Jenkins, Professor and Head of School, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Southern Cross University, Australia
  • Reviews: 'This ground-breaking collection provides important new contributions to understanding the tensions and struggles of tourism policy and planning. Its focus on story-telling is especially innovative. This is the clearest and most thought-provoking set of chapters so far on these issues. Read it and grow wiser about the politics and planning of tourism.'
    Bill Bramwell, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

    'Esteemed international scholars explore in detail the lessons learnt from the past and present, and through their contributions help to consider what the future of tourism policy and planning may hold. Moreover, through the expertise of its editors who employed a rigorous review process, and through its unique and fascinating storytelling approach, this book addresses an important gap in knowledge concerning approaches and methods used in tourism policy and analysis.'
    Annals of Tourism Research

    'Through stories, the authors interpret tourism policy and planning through the social constructivist lens. The value of each story is not in claims of speaking the ‘truth’, but in the ability of the story to create new insights and raise new questions. Readers may then critically engage with the stories, relating back to their own experiences, and develop new understandings about tourism over a wide range of settings and contexts'. Australian Planning