Shortcomings in planning approaches to tourism development in developing countries: The case of Turkey

Cevat Tosun, Dallen Timothy

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

64 Scopus citations

Abstract

Many developing countries have prepared plans particularly at the central level to guide tourism development, as they have recognized the tourism sector as an important source of foreign currency earning and employment. In this context, mainly aims at analyzing the shortcomings of the planning approaches to tourism development in developing countries by exemplifying the points made with special references to Turkey. There appears to be several defects in the planning approaches to tourism development. Concludes that there is the need for political stability, establishing supportive institutions and decentralization to develop and implement an appropriate contemporary tourism planning approach by taking into account destination specific conditions, and collaboration and cooperation of western governments and international agencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)352-359
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management
Volume13
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001

Keywords

  • Developing countries
  • Development
  • Planning
  • Strategy
  • Tourism
  • Turkey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Shortcomings in planning approaches to tourism development in developing countries: The case of Turkey'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this