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Tourism Policy and Planning: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow 3rd Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1138491236



  • Format: PDF
  • Publisher: ‎ Routledge; 3rd edition (August 10, 2018)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 348 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 1138491233
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1138491236


Tourism Policy and Planning, a new important textbook by distinguished travel and tourism experts, Dr. David Edgell, Sr., and Dr. Jason R. Swanson, presents up-to-date strategic concepts and planning for the necessary growth and development of our existing global tourism industry. Constantly under siege by industrial and technological developments, Dr. Edgell and Dr. Swanson, with their extensive background and expertise in international trade, offer rich new insights and concepts to meet these challenges. A must-have book!’ Bonnie Kogos, Travel Author, Agent, and Publisher, Honoured Speaker for U.S. Travel & Tourism Administration

Tourism Policy and Planning is a must read for executives in both the public and private sectors as well as practitioners, educators and students of tourism, the future leaders of the industry, if they are to plan and manage tourism sustainably for the enjoyment of future generations of travelers in a manner that benefits host communities and contributes to a better world for all.’ Louis D’Amore, IIPT Founder and President

About the Author

David L. Edgell, Sr. is a professor of trade, tourism, and economic development and a senior professor of graduate studies in sustainable tourism at East Carolina University. He has authored 11 books and over 100 articles, has served as U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Travel and Tourism, and was the first Commissioner of Tourism for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Jason R. Swanson is a professor of hospitality and tourism at the University of Kentucky and is the author of two books on tourism and many articles on tourism-related issues. Professor Swanson also teaches at international universities, conducts important research related to tourism policy and planning, and provides international consulting services.


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