The potential relevance of concept of a destination life cycle has been examined in number of studies. The model has apparent potential to advance theory and practice of tourism planning, specifically as a conceptual framework in which long term changes can be forecasted and strategies for land use, economic development and marketing can be harmonized.
Using relevant instances to illustrate your arguments, critically inspect the destination life cycle concept and discuss how far the model can be employed as a tool for tourism planning and policy making.
Rural tourism represents a merging of perhaps two of most influential yet contradictory features of modern life. Not only are the forces of economic, environmental, cultural, social and political change working to redefine rural spaces the world over, however broad global transformations in consumption and transportation patterns are reshaping leisure behaviour and travel. For those concerned with both nature of change in rural areas and tourism development, the dynamics and impacts of integrating these two dramatic shifts aren’t well known but yet are becoming increasingly provocative discourses for study.
Critically examine and discuss the different policies and factors which are deemed necessary for achieving success in rural tourism while ensuring the sustainable development of industry.
Critically discuss and describe the concept of disasters as applicable to the tourism industry and analyze the pre-requisite and ingredients of effective tourism disaster management planning. You’re required to use relevant instances to support your arguments.
Previously, there was much emphasis on preparation of end state ‘master plan’, which was supposed to be sufficient for guiding and controlling prospect development patterns. It was found that such plans were too rigid, not taking in account changing life-styles, technology and other circumstances, and were not feasible to implement over a long term period. Now, the general approach being applied is that planning is a continuous procedure and should be flexible, depending on changing circumstances, but still achieve basic development objectives.
Using evidence drawn from the local context and/or internationally to support your arguments, critically examine the national and regional planning procedure.