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Jarkko Saarinen, Christian M. Rogerson & C. Michael Hall (2017) Geographies of tourism development and planning, Tourism Geographies, 19:3, 307-317, DOI: 10.1080/14616688.2017.1307442

Geographies of tourism development and planning

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Author: Saarinen, Jarkko1,2; Rogerson, Christian M.2; Hall, C. Michael2,3
Organizations: 1Geography Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland
2School of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
3Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Informa, 2017
Publish Date: 2020-01-08


Development and planning have long been a focus of tourism geographers. Although the ideas of development and planning are complex and challenging to define and study, there is a strong agreement on the academic and societal relevance of their research in tourism geographies: tourism is a growth industry which requires holistic and future-oriented planning measures that minimize the negative externalities of tourism and guide the industry’s growth towards a development path. A brief overview of early phases and current directions of development and planning approaches in geographical tourism research shows how traditional approaches are still relevant. There is, however, a need to recognize distinct contextual and historical dimensions around the geographies of tourism development and planning in versatile research contexts. These historic and contextual elements influence the present and future characteristics and power relations of tourism in place and can help us to understand how tourism works with localities and localities with tourism.

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发展与规划议题很久以来就是旅游地理学者的研究重点。尽管发展与规划思想很复杂, 对之界定与研究颇有挑战性, 但是旅游地理学中有一个强烈的共识, 就是发展与规划研究兼具学术与社会价值༚旅游业是一个增长性产业, 需要采取整体性和着眼未来的规划措施, 使旅游业消极的外部性最小化, 引导这个产业沿着发展的路径增长。简单概述旅游地理研究中规划与发展取向的早期发展阶段与现在的发展方向, 就表明传统的研究取向是为什么仍具有现实意义的。但是, 仍需要从多种研究背景下认识旅游发展与规划地理学不同的背景与历史要素。这些历史与背景要素影响着旅游发展与规划当前与未来的发展特征及其中的权力关系, 有助于我们理解旅游业是如何与地方性相互作用的

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Series: Tourism geographies. An international journal of tourism space, place and environment
ISSN: 1461-6688
ISSN-E: 1470-1340
ISSN-L: 1461-6688
Volume: 19
Issue: 3
Pages: 307 - 317
DOI: 10.1080/14616688.2017.1307442
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 519 Social and economic geography
Copyright information: © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Tourism geographies on 03 Apr 2017, available online: