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Author : David Foster
School/Work Place : University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
Contact : dfoster@usc.edu.au
Year : 2008

This paper provides a case study of how a tourism organisation has interpreted the change from a ‘marketing’ to a ‘management’ approach in destination development. It begins by looking at what the literature has said about destination management as an approach for organisations responsible for tourism destination development. Unfortunately, while there are many papers and texts extolling the virtues of a sustainable approach to the management of destinations there is very little research identifying how this is being implemented ‘on the ground’. This paper draws on the experiences of Tourism Sunshine Coast (TSC) a Regional Tourism Organisation in Queensland, Australia to demonstrate how one organisation attempts to operationalise the concept. This case was chosen because senior tourism executives in both public and private agencies have indicated in various forums that TSC is one the leaders in this area. The analysis demonstrates how multifaceted and complex the implementation of this approach really is. Hopefully this will not deter others from attempting to adopt it as we all grapple with our common goal of the long term sustainability of tourism and particularly the regions where it occurs most frequently.


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» Think Tank VIII Moving from Destination Marketing to Destination Manag... file 7690 Oct 13, 2013

This paper provides a case study of how a tourism organisation has interpreted the change from a ‘marketing’ to a ‘management’ approach in destination development. It begins by looking at what the literature has said about destination manag...

Author: David Foster 

Year: 2008 

5 Think Tank XI What Do Tourism Students Know About Sustainability and... file 11247 Oct 14, 2013

The topic of sustainable tourism education has only recently started to emerge in the tourism literature. A few tourism scholars have raised concerns about the need to prepare future tourism professionals for real life planning and manageme...

Author: Blanca A. Camargo & Ulrike Gretzel 

Year: 2011 

4 Think Tank X Sustainable Tourism Pedagogy and Student Community Col... file 15175 Oct 13, 2013

There have been increasing calls to move away from the traditional disciplinary structures and research, teaching and learning approaches that have tended to ‘tunnel’ student learning and reinforce particular worldviews towards new forms of ...

Author: Tazim Jamal, Justin Taillon & Dianne Dredge 

Year: 2010 

3 Think Tank IV Impediments to Sustainable Service Quality in Luxury H... file 15261 Oct 13, 2013

In order for tourism to be sustainable in the long term, there must be continued viability of tourism related entities (Tesone 2004), that is business operations must be sustainable. Hotels are major tourism entities and play an important ro...

Author: Rayka Presbury 

Year: 2004 

2 Think Tank VII Tourist Perceptions of Environmentally Friendly Innova... file 16487 Oct 13, 2013

As the environmental movement got underway and environmental awareness came into focus in the late 20th century, the tourism industry began incorporating 'environmentally friendly' efforts into their business practices. Requests for towel r...

Author: Kathleen L. Andereck 

Year: 2007 

1 Think Tank VI Ecotourism and Environmental Education: Opportunities ... file 70543 Oct 13, 2013

Ecotourism, which typically involves nature-based tourism, plays an increasing role in today's environmental management. As environmental conservation has, in many cases, suffered from a limited budget, funding ecotourism is perceived as a w...

Author: Aphirom Promchanya 

Year: 2006 

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