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The South Downs National Park: Applying Best Management Practice
by Roger Budden
The recently designated South Downs National Park introduces a ‘new’ holiday destination in the UK, providing a rare opportunity to develop a new sustainable tourism product. All National Parks are unique in their make-up and their challenges to manage...
Tourist Guiding Services: Coping with Changes in the Market
by Mark Hillsdon
The correct management of guiding services can have a significant impact on a destination and so mismanagement must be avoided. As the UK is a relatively expensive holiday destination, offering a high quality tourism experience is a key way to compensate....
Britain’s Coaches: Partnership and Passengers
by Stephen Barber
A recent Confederation of Passenger Transport UK (CPT) survey indicated that twice as many Brits were planning to holiday in the UK this year compared to last year. This article examines the volume and value of the coach tourism segment of the domestic...
Dancing with Visitors - Why Tourism Strategies can Never be the Same
By Mandy Lane
At the end of last year, a unique set of circumstances in the North East of England dictated the need for a new regional tourism framework to complement the Regional Economic Strategy (RES). The previous tourism strategy ended in December 2002, leaving...
By Haydn Morris
Visitor centres are taken for granted as part of the tourist scene. They perform the vital tasks of informing, promoting, interpreting, servicing and managing, but they are costly to develop and to operate. Finance, especially for operating costs,...
2H: Developing Visitor Management Plans
Introducing a visitor management plan is a way of influencing visitor activities so that their positive impacts can be maximised and negative impacts minimised. This section outlines the stages involved in developing a plan:auditing and creating a position...
2E: Setting up a Visitor Payback Scheme
This component outlines the value of visitor payback schemes (VPSs), which encourage tourists to make a voluntary contribution towards local environmental improvements. It: explains the necessary factors and infrastructure required to set up a VPSprovides...
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