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Author : Loredana Padurean
School/Work Place : University of Lugano, Italy
Contact : loredana.padurean@lu.unisi.ch
Year : 2010

In the tourism management literature, several authors (Nordin, Beritelli et al, Pechlaner) have promoted the concept of destination governance, to define a coalition of disparate parties with common interests, as a productive approach to tourism promotion at the destination level. In 2005 WTO forecasted that public – private partnerships in tourism promotion will become more and more prevalent during 2006 – 2010 particularly in the more developed countries with a federal political system or a strong degree of decentralization. Although the theoretical concepts in this nascent literature are appealing, little evidence exists as to the operational reality of governance (Beritelli et al, 2007). The open questions include “how governance is produced, who governs, what roles have the actors and the institutions in the process” (Pechlaner, 2009).

In Switzerland, tourist destinations have begun to feel strong competitive effects in international and regional markets, governmental authorities have increased their efforts in collaborative destination governance with private tourist destination operators. Such collaborations often encompass a wide range of players that may include leaders of the public sector from tourists’ destinations, federal or cantonal level government representatives, academic scholars with market and economic analyses, and companies that invest in capital-intensive tourist attractions.

Although observers of the Swiss tourism industry have recognized the need for a more collaborative approach, destination governance is a new phenomenon in many Swiss locations (Beritelli et al, 2007). Furthermore, reports of successful implementation of such alliances are rare. To explore the questions raised above and deepen our understanding of both the theory and practice of destination governance, guided by the “three lenses” of Ancona, et al (2004), the author undertook an action research approach to the study of one such attempt, in Bosco Gurin, a small Swiss resort in the Southern Canton of Ticino.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
294 Think Tank IX Developing a knowledge platform on value of parks for ... file 3085 Oct 13, 2013

National Parks and other protected natural areas are a significant point of focus for tourism activity globally. Consequently it is important to understand the values of parks for tourism to assist with effective policy, planning and manage...

Author: Michael Hughes & Jack Carlsen 

Year: 2009 

293 Think Tank XV Perceptions of local communities participation in rura... file 3097 Jul 27, 2015

In order to maximize the benefits and minimize the costs, rural communities should be able to participate actively in all aspects of tourism, including planning and management. The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the local communit...

Author: Limpho Lekaota & Jarkko Saarined 

Year: 2015 

292 Think Tank XIX Designing sustainable tourist experiences – (how) does... file 3099 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: Nature Parks, sustainable tourism, customer journey, sustainable development, behaviour change Page: 188-193 Designing sustainable tourist experiences.pdf Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ tabl...

Author: Birgit Reutz 

Year: 2019 

291 Think Tank XV Lifelong learning for guiding and interpretation file 3108 Jul 27, 2015

Scholarship on guiding and interpretation positions formal training as a central factor in guide instruction. Guide training operates in the area that mediates between personal characteristics, attitudes and knowledge of the guides and what ...

Author: Julia N. Albrecht & Trisha Dwyer 

Year: 2015 

290 Think Tank XII Ex Post Investigations of Tourist Consumptions and Env... file 3121 Nov 06, 2013

Progress towards a more sustainable future of tourism is conditioned by simultaneous improvements of the production and consumption of leisure. Consequently, efforts are done by companies (hotels, airlines, tour operators, etc), governmental...

Author: Adriana Budeanu 

Year: 2012 

289 Think Tank XIII Linking tourism with Sustainable Development in Post-R... file 3141 Nov 06, 2013

This paper examines relationships between tourism and sustainable development via a case study that took place in Egypt from September 2011 to March 2012. The study, hosted by the Planeterra Foundation and G Adventures travel and conducted t...

Author: Laura Carroll 

Year: 2013 

» Think Tank X Implementing Destination Governance file 3151 Oct 13, 2013

In the tourism management literature, several authors (Nordin, Beritelli et al, Pechlaner) have promoted the concept of destination governance, to define a coalition of disparate parties with common interests, as a productive approach to to...

Author: Loredana Padurean 

Year: 2010 

287 Think Tank V Communicating with Visitors During and After a Natural... file 3153 Oct 13, 2013

Tourism is often a significant component of a region or country’s economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being and a natural disaster such as a hurricane, tsunami, landslide, flood or bushfire may cause a range of impacts on the d...

Author: E. Kate Armstrong 

Year: 2005 

286 Think Tank XII Virtual Mobilities and Sustainable Tourism: Virtual Fi... file 3154 Nov 06, 2013

Due to the financial constraints on the part of the educational institution as well as the student, offsetting the GHG emissions generated by the fieldtrip is often not regarded as financially feasible, or subject to doubts about the integri...

Author: Christian Schott 

Year: 2012 

285 Think Tank XI Sustainable Tourism Labels: A Suitable Tool for Consum... file 3245 Oct 14, 2013

In an attempt to encourage businesses making an effort to reduce the negative impacts of tourism, and to maximise the positive outcomes of this activity an extensive number of sustainable tourism labels were developed worldwide. It has been...

Author: Sofia Reino 

Year: 2011 

284 Think Tank XIV Sustainability and the Politics of Place in Resort Des... file 3245 Jun 26, 2014

The nature of a resort will reflect the varying coalitions, partnerships and discourses that emerge from the relative power of actors within the dominant political regime (Gill 2007). In this paper we examine the evolving discourse around th...

Author: Alison M. Gill & Peter W. Williams 

Year: 2014 

283 Think Tank IX De-constructing the Cosmopolitan Gaze file 3289 Oct 13, 2013

Introduction: Nurturing effective intercultural dialogue through tourism has been positioned to be an emergent challenge to tourism professionals working toward sustainability in a globalised world (Robinson and Picard 2006). This interdisci...

Author: Patricia Johnson 

Year: 2009 

282 Think Tank VIII Assessing Whose Quality of Life: A Critical Examinatio... file 3292 Oct 13, 2013

Almost all the academic literature on tourism impacts has focussed on the consequences of tourism for the destination and its residents. Very little attention has been paid to the impacts of tourism on tourists. Virtually all cost-benefit an...

Author: Gianna Moscardo 

Year: 2008 

281 Think Tank VII Innovative Technologies in Travel and Tourism - Toward... file 3307 Oct 13, 2013

While it seems to be gradually dawning on humankind that the quality of our lives and (in extremis)survival of our and subsequent generations will depend to a significant extent on our ability and willingness to make urgent and significant ...

Author: Ivo Martinac 

Year: 2007 

280 Think Tank XV A modified value chainanalysisoftourism development in... file 3308 Jul 27, 2015

Tourism development in a relatively unknown country is faced with various challenges. The difficulty is not only choosing an appropriate tourism development strategy but also managing it in a complex sociocultural, economic and political env...

Author: Sonja Frommenwiler & Péter Varga 

Year: 2015 

OPA: Runner Up Outstanding Paper Award 

279 Think Tank XII It's how you get there: Developing a Transportation Mo... file 3328 Nov 06, 2013

This paper examines the impacts of alternative modes of transportation utilized for an international study course in Ecuador during two consecutive summers. The analysis includes the perceived value of the student participants in relation to...

Author: Kenneth Cohen & John Bowen 

Year: 2012 

278 Think Tank IV Tourism focused NGO's - An Online Content Analysis file 3357 Oct 13, 2013

The number of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) increased from 31,246 to 37,281 (19.3%) between 1990 and 2000, (Human Development Report, 2002). The importance of NGOs is documented in United Nations Local Agenda 21 Chapter 27, 'Strength...

Author: Meng-Mei Chen & James Holleran 

Year: 2004 

277 Think Tank IV After the Sydney Olympic Games: Sustainable Infrastruc... file 3362 Oct 13, 2013

Olympic Games epitomize the definition of a mega event, due to the size and scope that these events have in terms of participation, worldwide viewing and infrastructure development. However with the commercialization of these events over the...

Author: Sacha Reid 

Year: 2004 

276 Think Tank XV Luxury and Sustainability in Tourism Accommodation – a... file 3388 Jul 27, 2015

This paper examines the relationship between luxury and sustainability in tourism using a case study of the Soneva Group, which has two luxurious eco resorts in Maldives and Thailand. The aim of this paper is to determine whether luxury and ...

Author: Derek Robbins & Justyna Gaczorek 

Year: 2015 

275 Think Tank XVI The Act of Giving – Understanding CSR in Myanmar in a ... file 3402 Jul 02, 2016

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Author: Nicole Häusler & Kathrin Dischereit 

Year: 2016 

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