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To promote tourism in a particular destination, the government needs to improve its administrative capacity, develop the system of tourist statistics and databases, and strengthen its socialization. Investment in tourism development must be encouraged through the creation of incentives to attract overseas tourists. The government should improve its legal documents for planning and implementing tourist products, and coordinate development projects that are financed from international capital sources. Moreover, the administration must promote socialization and develop the local economy through tourism.
Moreover, destination stakeholders need to understand the bigger picture in order to determine what the long-term effects of tourism are. Ultimately, tourism can lead to more local jobs, protect sensitive ecosystems, revitalize cultural traditions, and increase the satisfaction of local residents. To achieve these objectives, destination leaders need to develop plans that guide tourism development and balance the various aspects of the industry with the needs of the local population. Here are some guidelines:
As a domain of consumption, destinations and tourism consumerism are important for exploring consumer behavior. In a new context, tourists experience new products and services, and host populations try to explain their differences and similarities through their consumption. The authors discuss a study that found that consumption of certain products and services changed in Hungary. Using this study as a starting point, they discuss other ways tourism affects consumption. The results of this study are relevant for further research on consumer behavior in various contexts.
To study the relationship between tourism and consumption, researchers analyzed the behaviors of people visiting different destinations. Specifically, they found that tourism can reproduce the consumption pattern of a role model that was imported into the country. According to Bovenkerk (1974), increased tourism can increase the rate of cultural change, affecting consumer behavior. Although these findings may seem a bit controversial, they highlight the important role of governments and other institutions in achieving successful convergence.
The question of representational strategies and modes of representation is an enduring one in the field of tourism. Tourism has played a vital role in local cultures and socio-economic change. These representations have also become symbolic objects of important contestations – contests over economic supremacy, territorial ownership, and identity. This paper examines some of the most influential forms of representation used by tourists. Moreover, the study also looks at the ways in which tourism can challenge traditional local identities.
The visual representation of a destination is often constructed through non-tourist practices, and the consumption of tourism-related media such as films, newspapers, television programmes, travel agent brochures, magazines, and internet websites. The representations of destinations are constructed and maintained in a closed circle, framed to highlight the grandeur of the place and the isolation of tourists. In a similar way, the visual representation is also shaped by tourists’ own cultural background and ideology.
Sustainable tourism development
The Onder, Wober and Zekan study provides an overview of the sustainability indicators for tourist destinations. It includes criteria to assess economic value, social and cultural impacts and environmental impact. Other metrics to assess sustainability include customer satisfaction and tourism flow. The findings of the study provide a framework for decision makers to develop policies and implement measures to achieve these objectives. A handbook of sustainable tourism indicators is available at the World Travel & Tourism Council website.
These strategies can be initiated by local governments, but should be coordinated with other sustainability efforts. These networks should describe the power distribution among stakeholders, their goals and targets, and identify barriers to the transition to a more sustainable system. It should also include measures to address the social and environmental risks of tourism, so that the industry can remain financially viable. Further, sustainable tourism can help destination communities and tourism businesses remain viable in the long run. But these strategies are not enough.
Originally posted on May 22, 2022 @ 5:12 pm