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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Tourism Policy Issues of Yesterday 3. Tourism Policy Issues for Today 4. International Tourism as a Commercial and Economic Activity 5. Political and Foreign Policy Implications of Tourism 6. Managing Sustainable Tourism 7. Barriers and Obstacles to International Travel 8. Affecting and Influencing Tourism Policy 9. The International Tourism Policy Process 10. Strategic Tourism Planning 11. Transformative Leadership, Poverty Alleviation and Tourism Policies 12. Future World Tourism Policy Issues

About the Author

David L. Edgell, Sr. at East Carolina University is Professor of Trade, Tourism and Economic Development in the School of Hospitality Leadership and is a Research Scholar in the Center for Sustainable Tourism, and, in addition, a Charter Member of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism. Jason R. Swanson is Assistant Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Kentucky and an Adjunct professor of Strategic Tourism Planning at Assumption University in Bangkok, Thailand.


"The book emphasizes establishing policies and management plans to identify and reduce negative impacts created by tourism facilities and services. It also looks at how to create public-private sector partnerships and collaborative activities with broad stakeholder support to optimize the positive contributions of the tourism-related economy." - Don Hawkins, Eisenhower Professor of Tourism Policy, School of Business, George Washington University "Using a wide array of in-depth case studies, this comprehensive and expanded edition is the definitive volume for students and tourism professionals seeking to expand their knowledge and understanding about the world's largest industry---tourism. Those officials making and affecting tourism policy would be well advised and wise to familiarize themselves with Edgell's and Swanson's unique insights into the arena of expanding international tourism and the issues that confront it." - Fredrick M. Bush, former US Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Tourism

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