Tourism planning and planning theory: Historical roots and contemporary alignment

Rahmafitria, Fitra, Oktadiana, Hera, Pearce, Philip L., and Putro, Heru P.H. (2020) Tourism planning and planning theory: Historical roots and contemporary alignment. Tourism Management Perspectives, 35. 100703.

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The timelines of planning theory and the approaches to tourism planning are compared from the early twentieth century to the present. The researchers address two specific questions; what are the links between these two timelines and what are the contributions to tourism planning knowledge? Unlike general planning theory, a distinctive business and profitability ethos influenced foundation tourism approaches until the impacts of the sector prompted attention to the need for more stakeholder communication and attention to sustainability concerns. Now, communication based planning and sustainability imperatives tend to co-exist in both domains with strong roles for stakeholder involvement and compartmentalized plans in tourism. Disciplinary contributions from geography and politics are more marked in general planning theory, while business and marketing orientations infuse the tourism perspectives. Tourism planning knowledge is usefully contextualized and advanced by considering generic planning theory, but remains very substantially influenced by tourism industry issues and shocks.

Item ID: 63413
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2211-9744
Keywords: Knowledge production, Planning theory, Tourism planning, Business imperatives, Compartmentalization
Copyright Information: © 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved
Funders: Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP)
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2020 01:34
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350803 Tourism management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 100%
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