European Tourism Planning and Organisation Systems The EU Member States Edited by: Carlos Costa, Emese Panyik, Dimitrios Buhalis

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04 Jun 2014
Aspects of Tourism
Channel View Publications
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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.


In this 'must have' volume, Costa, Panyik and Buhalis lay down the challenges for European tourism planning and organisation in the coming years and provide us with the inspiration to tackle them in concrete and creative ways. This is an excellent compendium of European tourism planning approaches that is a useful reference for anyone's book shelf.

- Dianne Dredge, Aalborg University, Denmark

In providing an introduction to tourism and to the policy, planning and organisation structures of each of the 27 member states of the European Union, this is an essential work of reference for anyone wanting to understand European Tourism. It provides an important starting point for scholars, students and practitioners.

- David Airey, University of Surrey, UK

This book is a welcomed addition to the academic field and caters for the increasing attention on the tourism in EU. This book can be read as a valuable resource for diverse audiences to raise knowledge and expand scopes on European tourism. As the editors state at the end, the book is an excellent indication of European tourism planning and organisations for both undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in knowing more about tourism planning in Europe. Meanwhile, it also appeals to academics, researchers and tourism practitioners wishing to engage in the theoretical principles and the conceptualisation of planning and organisation systems.this book is an excellent work of European tourism studies and is definitely worthwhile to concern.

- European Journal of Tourism Research (2015), 10, 142-144 - Xing Huibin, Hebei University, China

Author Biography:

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.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional, Undergraduate

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