Tourism and Place Management

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Chris recently spoke at World Travel Market London.

The challenge of Responsible Tourism is to use tourism for sustainable development. The key question to ask is whether the place is being used by tourism, or whether the local community is using tourism? Tourists and day visitors are important stakeholders in the places they visit – but their interests and those of the tourism industry need to be addressed in a balanced way with those of the residents whose place it is. The tourism sector too rarely talks with the planners, national park and town centre managers who shape and manage the destinations we use. How can tourism more effectively engage with other professionals to effectively manage, develop and market places which need to be sustainable and work for visitors and locals?

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