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The BEST Executive Committee are now busy planning the BEST EN Think Tank XIV entitled, “Politics, Policy and Governance in Sustainable Tourism”, to be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from June 23 – 26, 2014 in conjunction with the Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana.
In most countries the public sector plays a crucial role in planning, encouraging, managing and regulating sustainable tourism. Governments impact on sustainable tourism through the provision of infrastructure, policy and legislation. The politics of governance, policy making and planning for sustainable tourism therefore impacts on decision making and outcomes. This Think Tank will explore the complexities inherent in the politics of sustainable tourism policy and governance.
Although these are still early days, the first of our two keynotes has been confirmed: David Simmons from Lincoln University in New Zealand will bring his extensive knowledge and expertise on the topic, which should inspire an interesting debate. Our keynotes will help cast light on current issues, which will be further explored in workshops at the Think Tank.