You will need to choose a tourist destination, preferably a country anywhere in the world with a well-established Tourism sector. You, as an international tourism consultant, have been asked to assess indicators for sustainable tourism development for the selected country and to make some recommendations for future development of this tourist destination. As a specialist in the area of Tourism Development, you have ideas for your investigation and you may need to examine the tourism potential in general and gather relevant information, including the current situation as a tourist destination.
You will also need to consider the concept of sustainability in tourism planning and development and analyse the relevant national and regional policy issues in order to integrate sustainability concept in the process. You may need to examine the impacts of tourism development in general with a focus on the economic, social/cultural and environmental consequences.
1.1 Identify and discuss how different stakeholders would benefit from tourism development planning with reference to the chosen country.
1.2 Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of public-private sector partnerships in tourism planning and development at the chosen destination.
2.1 Outline the key steps of tourism development planning process and analyse the features at different levels such as local authority and national levels using your case study destination
2.2 Explain interactive planning and evaluate the significance of interactive planning systems and processes in tourism development in the chosen tourist destination.
3.1 Justify the concept of sustainability in tourism development in the chosen country
3.2 Discuss why sustainability is an issue through the analysis of factors that may prevent/hinder sustainable tourism development your chosen country.
3.3 Identify and analyse the various stage of sustainable tourism development planning with example drawn from the case study destination.
4.1 Examine the issues of conflict of interests and evaluate the methods of resolving a conflict of interests to ensure the future wellbeing using examples from your case study destination.
4.2 Analyse the implications sustainable tourism development for balancing supply and demand in your chosen destination.
4.3 Evaluate the moral and ethical issues of developing and promoting enclave tourism with examples.
4.3 Compare current issues related to tourism development at your chosen destination and an emerging destination of your choice where the impacts of tourism are different
4.4 Evaluate, with recommendations, the future development of tourism in both destinations