European Tourism Planning and Organisation Systems: The EU Member States (Aspects of Tourism)

European Tourism Planning and Organisation Systems: The EU Member States (Aspects of Tourism)

By: Carlos Costa (editor), Emese Panyik (editor), Dimitrios Buhalis (editor)Hardback

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This book provides a systematic, country-by-country analysis of tourism policy, planning and organisation in the EU. Its main objective is to explore 21st century policy responses to the global challenges shaping tourism planning and organisation systems in the EU. The book offers a new critical approach to comparative policy analysis of EU member states and focuses on six key themes: territory, actors and structures, economics, policy, methods and techniques and vision. The book is designed primarily for undergraduate and postgraduate tourism students and researchers. The book will also be useful for industry practitioners who would like to engage in the theoretical principles and the conceptualisation of planning and organisation systems.

About Author

Carlos Costa is Full Professor at the University of Aveiro and Editor of the Journal of Tourism & Development (Revista de Turismo e Desenvolvimento). His main research interests are tourism planning and management, organisations, networks, gender in tourism and tourism education. Emese Panyik is Assistant Professor of Tourism at the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP), Braga Regional Centre. Her research interests include strategic tourism planning and management, rural governance, EU tourism policy, local policymaking and partnerships and host community impacts of tourism. Dimitrios Buhalis is Professor of eTourism and Director of eTourism Lab at Bournemouth University. His research focuses on strategic management and marketing, tourism marketing, technology and eTourism.


1. Carlos Costa, Emese Panyik and Dimitrios Buhalis: A Comparative Approach to European Tourism Planning and Organisation Systems: An Introduction SECTION 1. NORTHERN EUROPE 2. Janne J Liburd and Peter Saabye Simonsen: Tourism in Denmark - from Ugly Duckling to Our Journey 3. Steven Richards and Keith Wilkes: Tourism in England: London 2012 Olympic Games and Beyond 4. Seppo K. Aho: Finland Tourism Policies - From Helping to Build New State Identities to Branding a Modern Specific Destination 5. Denis Harrington, Anthony Foley and Tony Lenehan: Tourism Research, Policy and Practice in Ireland - Current Developments and Future Research Trajectories 6. Tommy D. Andersson: Tourism in Sweden - Between a Social Project and Business Development SECTION 2. EASTERN EUROPE 7. Stanislav Ivanov and Miroslava Dimitrova: Managing Tourism in Bulgaria: Between `Mission Impossible' and New Hope 8. Heli Tooman and Heli Muristaja: Developing Estonia as a Positively Surprising Tourist Destination 9. Iveta Druva-Druvaskalne and Agita Livina: Tourism in Latvia: From Fragmented Resorts of Russian Empire to a National Brand on International Level 10. Ausrine Armaitiene and Renata Bertuzyte: Tourism Policy in Lithuania: Management of Permanent Transition 11. Rodica Manuela Gogonea and Marian Zaharia: Tourism in Romania: From Centralized to Private Initiative, a Growth Path SECTION 3. CENTRAL EUROPE 12. Roman Egger, Jutta Novak and Werner Taurer: Austria: Where Tourism has Tradition 13. Jarmila Indrova and Zdenka Petru: The Czech Republic - Destination in the Heart of Europe 14. Judith Jochmann and Harald Pechlaner: Germany Tourism: Evolution, Structures, Challenges and Perspectives 15. Emese Panyik and Tamara Ratz: Tourism Policy in Hungary: From Central Planning to Multi-level Destination Management 16. Grzegorz Golembski and Agnieszka Niezgoda: Organization of Tourism in Poland after Twenty Years of Systematic Changes 17. Jana Kucerova and Tomas Makovnik: Tourism in Slovakia: "The Best Kept Secret in Europe" SECTION 4. SOUTHERN EUROPE 18. Alexis Saveriades: Strategic Planning in National Tourism Organisations: The Case of Cyprus 19. Paris Tsartas, Andreas Papatheodorou and Magdalini Vasileiou: Tourism Development and Policy in Greece 20. Mara Manente and Valeria Minghetti: Tourism in Italy: "Work in Progress" 21. Heidi Pantzar and Emese Panyik: Tourism in Malta: From the Knights of St. John's to an Independent State 22. Carlos Costa and Armando Luis Vieira: Tourism Planning and Organisation in Portugal 23. Sonja Sibila Lebe: From Cheap Destination Image to Sophisticated Offer 24. Josep A. Ivars Baidal: Spain: From the Mass Model to a New Tourism Economy SECTION 5. WESTERN EUROPE 25. Anya Diekmann, Jeroen Bryon and Isabelle Cloquet: Explaining Tourism Governance in Belgium: Quite a Balancing Act 26. Vincent Vles, Emmanuelle Marcelpoil and Isabelle Frochot: Strengths and Paradoxes of French Tourism Planning 27. Alan Clarke: Luxembourg: Quality is Key 28. Jaap Lengkeek: Behind Windmills and Flower Bulbs: Tourism Policies in the Netherlands 29. Carlos Costa, Emese Panyik and Dimitrios Buhalis: Towards an Emerging Planning and Organisational Framework: Conclusions

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  • ISBN13: 9781845414337
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 512
  • ID: 9781845414337
  • weight: 924
  • ISBN10: 1845414330

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