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Author : Julia N. Albrecht
School/Work Place : Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Contact : julia.albrecht@vuw.ac.nz
Year : 2010

The areas of tourism planning and strategy are frequently at the focus of academic enquiry; however, the implementation of the planning results is not. The small number of existing studies suggests that many difficulties associated with plan or strategy implementation in tourism are related to stakeholders, their interrelationships and behaviour. They include rivalry/ competition between actors, individuals or organisations, the stability of stakeholder relationships, the distribution of information and, accordingly, communication gaps and feared or perceived loss of autonomy in cooperative structures. Dislikes between individuals that may result in altered involvement or performance of an organisation were found to be prevalent at the local and community levels. Other known challenges in the implementation of plans include cost and time constraints as well as red tape. This study aims to reduce the knowledge gap related to plan or strategy implementation in tourism by investigating stakeholder involvement and relationships in implementation processes. Taking a network approach, it investigates stakeholder interaction and collaboration in the implementation of the current national tourism strategy, the New Zealand Tourism Strategy (NZTS) 2015.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
354 Think Tank IX Cross-Cultural Interaction, Capacity Building and Sust... file 6169 Oct 13, 2013

This paper reports on findings which are part of a broader research conducted under the Learning and Teaching Fellowship Award 2007/08, aimed at the assessment of innovative blended learning techniques and applied learning in alternative st...

Author: Marina Novelli 

Year: 2009 

353 Think Tank V Ideas for A(u)ction: Tourism Risk Management file 6140 Dec 14, 2013

As a contribution to BEST Education Network ThinkTank V, Managing Riskand Crisis for Sustainable Tourism, the following paper has been prepared in two parts. The first part of the paper focuses on the idea that an appropriate model can be de...

Author: Scott K. Cunliffe 

Year: 2005 

OPA: Keynote Speech 

352 Think Tank VII Environmentally Sustainable Practices of Victorian Tou... file 6120 Oct 13, 2013

Environmental sustainability has been a growing concern in our society for the past twenty years, and is a primary issue of many leaders of the tourism industry. In spite of the many efforts to encourage and/or enforce environmentally sound ...

Author: Sue Beeton, Sue Bergin-Seers & Christine Lee 

Year: 2007 

351 Think Tank XII Employee Work Attitudes, Mobility and Promotional Oppo... file 6115 Nov 06, 2013

The issue of employee mobility is brought into sharp focus in times of economic and social uncertainty. Previous studies into the causes of employee mobility have investigated, among other determinants, the link between the promotional oppor...

Author: Margaret Deery, Leo Jago & Michael Stewart 

Year: 2012 

350 Think Tank XII Are We Moving Towards Education for Sustainability? A ... file 6099 Nov 06, 2013

It is nearing the end of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) (United Nations, 2011), an awareness raising campaign which “seeks to mobilize the educational resources of the world to help create a mo...

Author: Erica Wilson, Tania von der Heidt, Geoffrey Lamberton & Dayle Morrison 

Year: 2012 

349 Think Tank IX Sustainable Tourism Development Plan for the Old City ... file 6084 Oct 13, 2013

This research aims to propose a sustainable tourism development plan for the City of Nan. Since the year 2000, Nan civil society leaders, national and international stakeholders have tried to develop Nan into a world heritage destination. I...

Author: Donruetai Kovathanakul 

Year: 2009 

348 Think Tank VIII Destination Competitiveness and Policy Making for Pove... file 5984 Oct 13, 2013

This paper has five aims. First, to discuss the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) and the method of its construction. If the TTCI is to have policy significance it is essential that its components be identified and analysed as ...

Author: Larry Dwyer 

Year: 2008 

347 Think Tank XIII The Paradox of poverty amidst the plenty of nature: co... file 5964 Nov 06, 2013

Rural communities in South Africa have not been active stakeholders in tourism development. Community awareness and involvement in the preservation of natural and cultural heritage through sustainable tourism development in selected areas ad...

Author: Felicité A. Fairer-Wessels 

Year: 2013 

346 Think Tank XIII Understanding Sense of Place in Tourism Development: T... file 5962 Nov 06, 2013

This paper introduces the rationale for a study which explores the relationship between sense of place and sustainability at Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park (TARP), Sabah. Sense of place encompasses an understanding of the meaning bestowed ...

Author: Paulin Wong Poh Lin & Balvinder Kaur Kler 

Year: 2013 

345 Think Tank XIII Assessing the Impact of Rural Tourism Development on t... file 5950 Nov 06, 2013

Past literature has posited that tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors and has been signified as an attractive investment proposition. Rural tourism sector has been actively promoted by the Malaysian government and currently, it is c...

Author: May-Chiun Lo, Vikneswaran Nair, Peter Songan & Helen Lee HuiHui 

Year: 2013 

344 Think Tank VII Destination and Enterprise Management for a Tourism Fu... file 5917 Oct 13, 2013

A key element of a successful tourism industry is the ability to recognize and deal with change across a wide range of key factors and the way they interact. Key drivers of global change can be classified as Economic, Social, Political, Tec...

Author: Larry Dwyer, Deborah Edwards, Nina Mistilis, & Carolina Roman 

Year: 2007 

» Think Tank X Implementing Networks of the New Zealand Tourism Strat... file 5812 Oct 13, 2013

The areas of tourism planning and strategy are frequently at the focus of academic enquiry; however, the implementation of the planning results is not. The small number of existing studies suggests that many difficulties associated with pla...

Author: Julia N. Albrecht 

Year: 2010 

342 Think Tank XIV The Roles of the Public, Private and Voluntary Sector ... file 5796 Jun 26, 2014

Social tourism refers to initiatives that aim to include groups into tourism that would otherwise be excluded from it. The earliest definition of social tourism by Hunzicker (1951) described social tourism as ‘‘the relationships and phenomen...

Author: Lynn Minnaert 

Year: 2014 

341 Think Tank IX What do sustainable tourism researchers value? An anal... file 5794 Oct 13, 2013

Sustainable Tourism has emerged as a major field of specialisation within tourism and has been so pervasive that some have suggested that the field represents a fifth platform of tourism research, while others have argued that the field has...

Author: Pierre Benckendorff 

Year: 2009 

340 Think Tank VIII Environmental Education and Ecotourism: A Case Study o... file 5781 Oct 13, 2013

In this paper we take the standpoint that environmental education and ecotourism are highly related and depend on each other, and that ecotourism cannot be achieved without proper environmental education. Furthermore, in order to achieve qu...

Author: Mojca Arsenijevic & Marko Bohanec 

Year: 2008 

339 OPA award Slow Travellers - Who Are They, and What Motivates Them? file 5755 Nov 06, 2013

Tourism’s contribution to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is estimated to be around 5% and is forecast to grow rapidly, to around 16% of global emissions by 2020. Future strategies for mitigation must address the levels of demand for t...

Author: Derek Robbins & Jaedong Cho 

Year: 2012 

OPA: 2012 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

338 OPA award Crisis Communications and Tourism Recovery Strategies ... file 5733 Oct 13, 2013

This paper describes the application of lessons and processes gleaned from previous crises and disasters to the tourism recovery process for the Maldives following the tsunami of December 26 th , 2004. An assessment of existing literature as...

Author: Jack Carlsen 

Year: 2005 

OPA: 2005 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

337 Think Tank XIII Measuring Tourism: Developing a Regional Level Framewo... file 5676 Nov 06, 2013

In the field of tourism impacts research it is often assumed that certain characteristics of tourism are related to the nature and extent of tourism impacts on the destination’s community well-being. However, a standard set of measures for t...

Author: Elena Konovalov, Laurie Murphy & Gianna Moscardo 

Year: 2013 

336 Think Tank V Tourism Education for Cambodia: A Case Study of its Fi... file 5582 Oct 13, 2013

This paper details the development, delivery and outcomes of a Masters course in Tourism Development that was delivered by the Royal University of Phnom Penh, with the assistance and support of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and t...

Author: Ravi Ravinder 

Year: 2005 

335 OPA award Environmental Training and Measures at Scandic Hotels,... file 5562 Dec 01, 2013

Hotels are traditionally geared towards providing a high-level of comfort and entertainment, as well as a broad spectrum of services, often without giving much concern to associated environmental or socio-economic impacts. Hotel companies ty...

Author: Paulina Bohdanowicz, Branko Simanic & Ivo Martinac 

Year: 2004 

OPA: 2004 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

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