Destination managers have a key role to play in ensuring that all elements of the tourism product within their destination complement rather than conflict with the environment and host community, champion the special qualities of the area, and offer a quality experience to all visitors. This section explores ways to manage a destination sustainably and encourage business engagement in quality and skills development.
Sustainable development involves balancing the needs and demands of social, economic and environmental issues.
The difference for sustainable destina... more
This component outlines the value of visitor payback schemes (VPSs), which encourage tourists to make a voluntary contribution towards local environme... more
This section looks at how to achieve quality in all aspects of a visitor’s experience. It looks at the definitions of quality and the purpose of quali... more
This section introduces the role and responsibilities that destination managers have in providing accessible tourism. It looks at the broad areas of w... more
This section provides a brief summary of sources of support for training in the tourism industry. It:looks at what destination managers can hope to ac... more
Local distinctiveness is a combination of the things that give a place its unique character. This section looks at the factors that can contribute to ... more
This section looks at the reasons for developing sustainable transport options. It covers the barriers to reducing car use to and within destinations,... more
Introducing a visitor management plan is a way of influencing visitor activities so that their positive impacts can be maximised and negative impacts ... more