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The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Management is a critical, state-of-the-art and authoritative review of tourism management, written by leading international thinkers and academics in the field. With a strong focus on applications of theories and concepts to tourism, the chapters in this volume are framed as critical synoptic pieces covering key developments, current issues and debates, and emerging trends and future considerations for the field. Part One: Approaching Tourism Part Two: Destination Applications Part Three: Marketing Applications Part Four: Tourism Product Markets Part Five: Technological Applications Part Six: Environmental Applications This handbook offers a fresh, contemporary and definitive look at tourism management, making it an essential resource for academics, researchers and students.

Destination Management
Destination Management
Alan Fyall Brian Garrod
Introduction

The competitive nature of tourist destinations continues to act as a catalyst for the development of new forms of management theory and practice: macro and micro forces in the external and internal environments serve as potent agents of change. This dynamism is, in turn, stimulating intellectual debate on the subject of destination management, with theories of competitive and collaborative advantage underpinning much of the discourse. This chapter critically reviews these agents of change and examines the degree to which each is likely to impact on two of the pillars of contemporary destination management, those being (i) planning and policy-making and (ii) destination sustainability. Planning and policy-making is central to ...

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