chapter  13
Partnerships and collaboration in tourism
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The importance of involving different stakeholders in tourism planning and management received growing recognition during the last decade of the twentieth century. As Bramwell and Lane (2000: 1) claimed, ‘stakeholder collaboration and partnership has the potential to lead to dialogue, negotiation and consensus building of mutually acceptable proposals about how tourism should be developed’. Clements et al. (1993) suggested that it is vital partnerships are developed in tourism to ensure that a high quality of product is delivered, and because tourism experiences rely on all aspects of the community.