Posted in Integrated Master Planning, LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Product Development, Tourism and Protected Areas
Biosphere Reserves are areas of terrestrial and coastal ecosystems promoting solutions to reconcile the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use.
Biosphere Reserves are internationally recognised, nominated by national governments and remain under sovereign jurisdiction of the states where they are located. Biosphere Reserves serve in some ways as ‘living laboratories’...
Posted in Integrated Master Planning, LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Tourism Planning
The set of principles presented here are to be considered bearing in mind that the integration of planning at all levels and across all levels is essential. Such a principle needs constant repetition and should be incorporated into all negotiations on tourism planning and development.
The principles considered are not of equal weight and significance. However, they represent the types of...
Posted in Integrated Master Planning, LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Tourism Planning, Tourism and Protected Areas
Integrated tourism planning is an exercise in good management.
To be effective and contribute to the overall management of a destination’s welfare, tourism development should:
be coordinated with other activity and policy areas
be supported and promoted by the government
be considered as a good risk for investment
be conducted by a well-informed and well-trained tourism industry.
Posted in Integrated Master Planning, Tourism and communities
The planning process consists of the steps to be gone through in preparing a plan, which usually involves much public participation and debate at all stages.
Each park and protected area needs a plan that describes how tourism and associated development will be managed. The plan represents the desired future state or condition of the protected area and the most efficient and equitable path to...
Posted in Integrated Master Planning, LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Responsible Tourism, Tourism and communities
Rapid, continuous tourism growth and the search for new destinations mean that more and more communities in the developing world are affected – positively and negatively – by the growth of tourism. This provides opportunities for economic development and job creation which benefits the poor, but there are also negative impacts, which need to be minimised.
It is frequently the natural and...
Posted in Integrated Master Planning, LORTON SCRIBBLINGS
Although there is evidence that some tourism destinations have developed without conscious strategic and integrated planning, many of them have experienced unforeseen consequences which have led to their deterioration.
Many reasons are offered for tourism planning, not least the advocacy that planning is the best way of extending the vital life-cycle of a destination by providing a means of...