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Author : Dani Blasco, Jaume Guia & Lluís Prats
School/Work Place : University of Girona, Spain
Contact : jaume.guia@udg.edu
Year : 2014

It is well recognized that the local borders of a tourism destination are not easy to delineate as they are constantly changing through complex practices and discourses due to historical, political, and economic factors. In fact, recent studies suggest that actual tourism destinations should be delimited on the basis of tourists’ consumption patterns, instead of on conventional administrative boundaries (Blasco, Guia & Prats, 2014). This is particularly so in places where local destinations lie on the border of their countries, where there is easy access to and from the cross‐border neighbouring destinations, and there is the added value of the cross‐border experience for visitors.

It is argued that the particular location of regions with such conditions calls for an integrated governance of the cross‐border destination as a whole. However, achieving collaboration has proved to be a problematic process due to differences in interests among stakeholders and their changing dynamics. In this context, some historical studies on the development of local tourism organisations have helped to gain insight into their genesis and managerial implications (Beaumont & Dredge, 2010; Dredge, 1999, 2001, 2006; Dredge and Pfor, 2008; Reed, 1999).

There is, though, little knowledge of local governance in cross‐border Settings (Timothy, 2001). We aim thus at gaining further understanding of the processes through which crossborder destinations relational structures emerge. Firstly, by way of a case study, we seek to describe the processes through which networks emerge and shape opportunities and constraints for cross‐border integrated governance at the local level. We also seek to find the main elements that either foster, or constrain both the initiation and consolidation of shared cross‐border managerial structures in this type of destination.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
33 Think Tank XIV Tropical Communities as Resources for Tourism or Touri... file 47652 Jun 26, 2014

The purpose of this paper is to review the barriers to sustainable tourism development faced by rural and developing regions and to explore the notion of tourism and its potential contribution to community well-being, with a focus on Flora’s...

Author: Laurie Murphy, Gianna Moscardo & Anna Blackman 

Year: 2014 

32 Think Tank XIV Implementation and Governance of Hotel Chain's CSR pol... file 33043 Jun 26, 2014

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has gained increasing importance in the tourism industry over the past two decades, making it a central aspect of many business strategies. Many international hotel corporations have integrated CSR polic...

Author: Dagmar Lund-Durlacher & Carolin Brewi 

Year: 2014 

31 Think Tank XIV Tourism Development as Greek Tragedy: Implications for... file 20377 Jun 26, 2014

Although tourism has been used as a development strategy in many parts of the world for several decades, there is little evidence that it is an effective tool for improving the wellbeing of destination communities. It is not uncommon to find...

Author: Gianna Moscardo, Anna Blackman & Laurie Murphy 

Year: 2014 

30 Think Tank XIV Assessing Samui Island's Sustainable Tourism Policies ... file 9333 Jun 26, 2014

Since 2009, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) promoted sustainable tourism practices through its – 7 Greens Concept, which is similar to the main global trends towards sustainable tourism. The 7 Greens Concept includes Green Heart, Gre...

Author: Attama Nilnoppakun, Krissada Pornprapa, Nattapong Boonlue & Kreagrit Ampawat 

Year: 2014 

29 Think Tank XIV Sustainable tourism, market failures and the challenge... file 7100 Jul 07, 2014

David's presentation outlines the major market failures in tourism production and consumption and questions the changing role of (public sector) governments in market regulation and ‘economic’ development. The presentation focuses specifical...

Author: David G. Simmons 

Year: 2014 

28 Think Tank XIV The Roles of the Public, Private and Voluntary Sector ... file 5863 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 

27 Think Tank XIV Values in Tourism Higher Education: the Case of Europe... file 5576 Jun 26, 2014

The primary rationale for embedding values-based learning in tourism higher education is to engage students’ learning-to-learn and learning-to-be, rather than simply learning about a topic, such as tourism management or sustainability (Libur...

Author: Tanja Mihalič, Janne J. Liburd & Jaume Guia 

Year: 2014 

26 Think Tank XIV The Development of a National Tourism Research Agenda ... file 5560 Jun 26, 2014

A national research agenda identifies the research priorities that need to be addressed to “inform future policy and service delivery” by government and “for use by academics and practitioners to stimulate research, partnerships and collabor...

Author: Leo Jago & Margaret Deery 

Year: 2014 

25 Think Tank XIV Can "Slow Travel" Contribute to Sustainable Tourism? file 5126 Jun 27, 2014

Slow travel as a research field has increased in popularity in the last decade. The concept started to gain attention through online communities, and tourism researchers have become interested in the possible benefits that slow travel may ha...

Author: Tina Roenhovde Tiller 

Year: 2014 

24 Think Tank XIV A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Sustainab... file 4870 Jun 26, 2014

Emerging tourist destinations can challenge ecological, economic, social, and quality of life barriers. These issues draw attention towards the consequences of increasing complexity that are often found as a tourist marketing system grows an...

Author: Sarah Duffy & Larry Dwyer 

Year: 2014 

OPA: 2014 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

23 Think Tank XIV Development of a Certification System for Sustainable ... file 4733 Jun 27, 2014

Tourism destinations are complex entities that can be defined as geographical areas of different sizes that are being visited by tourists. Most definitions then differentiate between the perspectives of those living in and managing a destina...

Author: Wolfgang Strasdas 

Year: 2014 

22 Think Tank XIV Psychological Empowerment as Good Policy for Governanc... file 4563 Jun 26, 2014

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the potential impact psychological empowerment can have on sustainable tourism policy objectives, including improving resident attitudes toward tourism, enhancing destination competitiveness, and maint...

Author: B. Bynum Boley & Nancy Gard McGehee 

Year: 2014 

21 Think Tank XIV Exploring Policy, Politics and Governance through Stak... file 4539 Jun 27, 2014

This paper looks at the development of an ecotrekking industry on the Kokoda Track and demonstrates how the use of participatory methods in community based tourism can align two different “regimes of truth” (that of the community and of the ...

Author: Stephen Wearing, Paul Chatterton & Amy Reggers 

Year: 2014 

20 Think Tank XIV Bird-watching Routes as Collaborative Stakeholderships... file 4334 Jun 27, 2014

Although there are numerous birding trails with varying levels of success, prior to this study, little research existed as to how birding trails are designed, implemented and managed. Thus, the study posed and answered the following research...

Author: Krisztian Vas 

Year: 2014 

19 Think Tank XIV Exploring the potential of Community Based Ecotourism ... file 4195 Jun 27, 2014

Development in developing countries often results in mass land-use change and subsequent increase in greenhouse gas emission by deforestation or forest degradation. For instance, approximately a-fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions was a...

Author: Stephen Wearing, Paul Chatterton, Amy Reggers & Hanna Sakata 

Year: 2014 

18 Think Tank XIV Heritage Trails through Dolenjska and Bela krajina in ... file 4182 Jun 26, 2014

One of the beneficial methodologies for growing and developing a level of tourism which is sustainable and enhances the totality of local and regional environments is a multi-stakeholder approach to tourism development. In this paper, we pre...

Author: Marko Koscak 

Year: 2014 

17 Think Tank XIV Current Global Initiatives to Address the Sustainabili... file 4038 Jul 07, 2014

A number of ongoing and new initiatives aim at the tourism sector with the intention of improving sustainability within the sector and through tourism in other economic and social activities. Dirk's presentation reflects on UNWTO’s position ...

Author: Dirk Glaesser 

Year: 2014 

» Think Tank XIV The Emergence of Cross-border Governance Structures: t... file 3977 Jun 26, 2014

It is well recognized that the local borders of a tourism destination are not easy to delineate as they are constantly changing through complex practices and discourses due to historical, political, and economic factors. In fact, recent stud...

Author: Dani Blasco, Jaume Guia & Lluís Prats 

Year: 2014 

15 Think Tank XIV Exploring the Relationship between General Environment... file 3785 Jun 26, 2014

These challenges raise the questions of how to determine who is environmentally friendly, i.e. who is potentially part of this group acknowledging the range and diversity in environmental behaviours and their uptake. An alternative approach ...

Author: Anja Hergesell 

Year: 2014 

14 Think Tank XIV A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective on Sustainable Tourism... file 3741 Jun 26, 2014

In this study, I take up the task to work towards a theoretical and methodological framework that allows using sustainability as a threshold concept for critically evaluating the assumptions embedded in both tourism management theory and pra...

Author: José-Carlos García-Rosell 

Year: 2014 

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