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How can tourism policy influence the path to sustainable tourism development in Guyana by 2025?

How can tourism policy influence the path to sustainable tourism development in Guyana by 2025? PurposeThis paper aims to outline the key realities which need to be under consideration as Guyana crafts a vision for sustainable tourism development – 2025. These key realities are borne out of the current vision statement, strategic objectives and actions in the National Draft Tourism Policy 2016-2020.Design/methodology/approachThe paper is exploratory in nature and uses document analysis as primary means of data collection.FindingsThe achievement of sustainable tourism development is an ideal fit with the tabling of strategic policy documents that seek to guide its implementation. However, these objectives and actions need to be structured and measurable to ensure that monitoring and evaluation can occur.Originality/valueIt is anticipated that this research will serve as a valuable reference tool for researchers, policymakers and other relevant bodies with an interest in strategic action for the achievement of sustainable tourism development. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes Emerald Publishing

How can tourism policy influence the path to sustainable tourism development in Guyana by 2025?

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1755-4217
DOI
10.1108/WHATT-05-2018-0031
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Abstract

PurposeThis paper aims to outline the key realities which need to be under consideration as Guyana crafts a vision for sustainable tourism development – 2025. These key realities are borne out of the current vision statement, strategic objectives and actions in the National Draft Tourism Policy 2016-2020.Design/methodology/approachThe paper is exploratory in nature and uses document analysis as primary means of data collection.FindingsThe achievement of sustainable tourism development is an ideal fit with the tabling of strategic policy documents that seek to guide its implementation. However, these objectives and actions need to be structured and measurable to ensure that monitoring and evaluation can occur.Originality/valueIt is anticipated that this research will serve as a valuable reference tool for researchers, policymakers and other relevant bodies with an interest in strategic action for the achievement of sustainable tourism development.

Journal

Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism ThemesEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 8, 2018

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