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Author : Tazim Jamal & Dianne Dredge
School/Work Place : Texas A&M University, USA (Tazim Jamal), Southern Cross University, Australia (Dianne Dredge)
Contact : dianne.dredge@scu.edu.au
Year : 2010

A traditional and widely held view is that a sustainable approach to destination planning and management ideally requires that marketing and product development are undertaken in an integrated manner. However, if we take just two activities to demonstrate our point, “destination marketing” and “product development” are often conducted by very different organizations located within and outside the tourism destination, at different times, and by different stakeholders with different agendas, values and ideas. This co-ordination problem has been recognized by several authors, referring specifically to the gap between destination marketing activities and tourism planning (i.e. the “marketing-planning gap”). Jamal and Jamrozy (2006), among others, have argued that this gap would need to be bridged in any effort to achieve an integrated and sustainable tourism destination. The messy world of policy, driven largely by critical and social constructionist analyses of policy-making (Provan & Kenis, 2008) and the realization that politics cannot be separated from policy (Bell, 2004), have inspired research that has sought more nuanced understandings of the relational characteristics of stakeholders (Healey, 2006) and governance structures and capacities (de Leon & Varda, 2009). The emergence of network analysis in addition to stakeholder collaboration research offer new avenues for examining this “gap”. Undertaking this challenge in our paper also enables us to explore the under-studied relationship between networks and collaborations in sustainable destination management.


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No. Subject Viewssort Date
274 Think Tank XI Use of Cases in an Ethical Teaching Resource for Touri... file 2330 Oct 14, 2013

Ethical problems are an integral part of all professions and academic disciplines (Clarkeburn, 2002). However, it is recognised that the increasing application of technology by students in research is not always matched by consideration of ...

Author: Carl Cater 

Year: 2011 

273 Think Tank XV Lifelong learning for guiding and interpretation file 2352 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 

272 Think Tank VII A Community of Heroes file 2363 Oct 13, 2013

Sense of place is the human response to natural and built surroundings, geography, history and population. Over time, that response evolves into a shared consciousness, woven by memory, story and experience. Distinct from written history, th...

Author: Regina Binder 

Year: 2007 

271 Think Tank V An Economic Explanation of the Net Benefits of Tourism... file 2400 Oct 13, 2013

International tourism is increasingly viewed as one of the best opportunities for a sustainable economic and social development of developing countries. There is also an increasing concern from public policy makers as to whether mass tourism...

Author: Mondher Sahli & Jean-Jacques Nowak 

Year: 2005 

270 Think Tank XII Ex Post Investigations of Tourist Consumptions and Env... file 2457 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 

269 Think Tank VII The Uptake of Innovation in Tourism Organisations: Bar... file 2463 Oct 13, 2013

Innovation is fundamental to any industry in its quest to realising its potential. The tourism industry is no different in this pursuit of excellence and innovation but, unlike many other industries, it is largely comprised of small busines...

Author: Leo Jago & Margaret Deery 

Year: 2007 

268 Think Tank XV Deconstruction of Man-nature Dialogue Nexus: A Critica... file 2479 Jul 27, 2015

The relationship between man and nature dates back to the millennia. The intimacy of man-nature interaction increased with decreasing healthy nature, as man’s insatiable desire to know and control nature as a commodity becomes more dynamical...

Author: Michael Kweku Commeh 

Year: 2015 

267 Think Tank VIII Will the Advent of a More Responsible Type of Tourism ... file 2485 Oct 13, 2013

‘Responsible’ tourism is all the rage nowadays. Parallel to the offer commercialized by specialized tour operators on the sustainable niche, traditional tour-operators have also begun to claim the sustainability of their offer. One can henc...

Author: Maud Tixier 

Year: 2008 

266 Think Tank V Communicating with Visitors During and After a Natural... file 2504 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 

265 Think Tank XIV The Prospects for Sustainable Tourism in Vanuatu in th... file 2518 Jun 26, 2014

This paper explores the feasibility for Vanuatu of implementing several key international recommendations for policy-makers for the sustainable development (SD) of national tourism sectors (UNEP-WTO, 2005). It shows that the remarkable fragm...

Author: Valentina Dinica 

Year: 2014 

264 Think Tank XIV Stakeholder Collaboration and Contestation in Tourism ... file 2521 Jun 26, 2014

Since Timor-Leste gained its independence in 2002, tourism has been promoted by both government and NGOs as a means to create jobs, build businesses, create income for national and local economics and improve regional economic imbalances (Ti...

Author: Sara Currie & Lindsay Turner 

Year: 2014 

263 Think Tank VIII A Tool for Improving the Sustainability of Tourism Ind... file 2524 Oct 13, 2013

The tourism industry’s interest in sustainable management has increased in exponential proportions over the past year. Substantial amounts of space in industry journals are devoted to issues such as sustainability, energy management, green b...

Author: Claudia Jurowski 

Year: 2008 

262 Think Tank XIV Sustainability and the Politics of Place in Resort Des... file 2530 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 

261 Think Tank XII Agent-Based Modelling and Simulation of Tourism Flows:... file 2562 Nov 06, 2013

The aim of this working paper is to demonstrate an interactive, real-time, transparent and dynamic approach to modelling tourism mobilities using agent-based simulation models [ABM]. ABM has previously been employed in studying organizationa...

Author: Jack Carlsen & Scott Heckbert 

Year: 2012 

260 Think Tank VIII Enhancing the Quality of Life through Cultural Events:... file 2578 Oct 13, 2013

The Wadden Sea Festival in Denmark is based on the idea of integrating the coastal environment in the presentation of contemporary art. Specifically, unique tidal differences are utilized to stage a range of performances. The Wadden Sea Fest...

Author: Janne J. Liburd & Anja Hergesell 

Year: 2008 

259 Think Tank XII Virtual Mobilities and Sustainable Tourism: Virtual Fi... file 2614 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 

258 Think Tank XII It's how you get there: Developing a Transportation Mo... file 2626 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 

257 Think Tank XII Slow Travellers - Who Are They, and What Motivates Them? file 2628 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 

256 Think Tank XI Sustainable Tourism Labels: A Suitable Tool for Consum... file 2647 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 

255 Think Tank XVII Sustainable tourism certification in the hotel sector ... file 2649 Aug 17, 2017

This paper presents research commissioned by the African Development Bank (AfDB)’s African Natural Resources Center (ANRC), that aimed to to identify and summarise existing monitoring data being gathered by national tourism authorities and i...

Author: Anna Spenceley 

Year: 2017 

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