Sustainable tourism planning
- Goodfellow Publishers Ltd
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- Understanding the Sustainable Development of Tourism, 2010, 1st, pp. 20 - 44
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Tourism not properly planned and managed can leave permanent footprints on the physical, social, cultural and economic environments of destinations. Tourism development can be alienating to local residents, overcrowded, noisy, architecturally tasteless, and place pressures on infrastructure. Inappropriate types and scales of development may arise due to laissez-faire tourism policies and a lack of national, regional or local planning and regulation. Governments and stakeholders in the tourism sector have a responsibility to ensure that in the development of tourism long-term prosperity and the quality of life of future generations are not placed at risk.
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