Tourism Policy and Governance for Development

Eduardo Fayos-Solà (Ulysses Foundation)
Maria D. Alvarez (Boğaziçi University, Turkey)

Tourism as an Instrument for Development: A Theoretical and Practical Study

ISBN: 978-0-85724-679-0, eISBN: 978-0-85724-680-6

ISSN: 2042-1443

Publication date: 26 July 2014


This chapter proposes a methodology to determine tourism policies that are effective in addressing the challenges of tourism as an instrument for development. A three-step process is proposed, including the preparation of a Green Paper that defines the different actors in the tourism system, as well as their functions vis-à-vis policy options; a White Paper that determines strategic positioning and a roadmap for action based on the diagnosis and analysis of the destination; and a Tourism Policy Plan that delineates the different governance actions. The model is examined from the perspective of the use of tourism as an instrument for development, with a consideration of the destination’s human, social capital, and participative governance systems.



Fayos-Solà, E. and Alvarez, M. (2014), "Tourism Policy and Governance for Development", Tourism as an Instrument for Development: A Theoretical and Practical Study (Bridging Tourism Theory and Practice, Vol. 5), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 101-124.

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