Tourism Impacts, Planning and Management is a unique text, which links the three crucial areas of tourism: impacts, planning and management.

Tourism impacts are multifaceted and are therefore difficult to plan for and manage. This title looks at all the key players involved – be they tourists, host communities or industry members – and considers a number of approaches and techniques for managing tourism impacts successfully.

Now in its Fourth Edition, this bestselling text has been fully revised to include:

  • new material on overtourism, dark tourism, child sex tourism in South East Asia, festival tourism, regional development and Artificial Intelligence
  • updated tourism data and statistics
  • new case studies on the economic impacts of tourism in France, the 20 places most reliant on tourism in 2018, Fáilte Ireland’s survey of good environmental practice in the industry, corporate social responsibility, as well as the above topical issues in tourism
  • an updated Companion Website that includes PowerPoints, video and web links and a case study archive.

The text is written in an accessible style and includes a plethora of features that engage and aid understanding. This accessible yet academically rigorous introduction to tourism impacts, planning and management is essential reading for all tourism students.

part 1|82 pages

Tourism growth, development and impacts

chapter Chapter 1|17 pages

Social change and the growth of tourism

chapter Chapter 2|11 pages

Theoretical perspectives on tourism development

chapter Chapter 3|8 pages

An introduction to tourism impacts

chapter Chapter 4|13 pages

The economic impacts of tourism

chapter Chapter 5|15 pages

The socio-cultural impacts of tourism

chapter Chapter 6|16 pages

Environmental impacts of tourism

part 2|126 pages

Tourism planning and management: concepts, issues and players

chapter Chapter 7|20 pages

Tourism planning and management: concepts and issues

chapter Chapter 8|19 pages

The key players in tourism planning and management

chapter Chapter 9|16 pages

Visitor management

chapter Chapter 10|15 pages

Managing the natural resources for tourism

chapter Chapter 11|11 pages

Tourism planning and management and the host community

chapter Chapter 12|13 pages

Tourism planning and management and the tourism industry

chapter Chapter 13|14 pages

Partnerships and collaboration in tourism

chapter Chapter 14|16 pages

Destination management

part 3|36 pages

Tools and techniques in tourism planning and management

part 4|32 pages

The future of tourism planning and management