European Union Tourism Development Descriptive Essay by Andre

European Union Tourism Development
Looks at the significance of the European Union's (EU) policy on sustainable economic development of tourism.
# 113971 | 1,650 words | 8 sources | APA | 2008

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This paper reviews the European Union's (EU) 2000 Quality in Tourism Product (QTP) study to encourage and promote sustainable tourism development, which appraised tourism in general, its improvement and measurement. The author relates a 2001 study of the destination and process of the tourist overall experience and a 2005 third study, which presented various cases investigating the attraction and impact of global and region-specific sports and cultural events. As these studies indicate, the paper states, the EU has placed a high level of importance on the sustainable development of tourism, which contributes greatly to the EU economy.

Table of Contents:
Case Studies Coastal, Rural and Urban
Quality Improvement 2001
Cultural and Sporting Event Impact on Tourism

From the Paper:

"The most vitally important issues that these four priority issues address are the measures and benchmarking established to provide a manageable development route forward for the rest of the lesser 'developed' and less quality oriented destinations within Europe. The issue of non-financial aid as well as the use of structural funds are aimed at improving the overall destination and experience of the tourist, specific to region and framework within any given region; and not limited to individual organizations or groups."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • BRAMWELL, B. (2003). Coastal mass tourism: diversification and sustainable development insouthern Europe. Aspects of tourism, 12. Clevedon, Channel View Publications.
  • COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION. COM(2006) 134 final. A Renewed EUTourism Policy: Towards a stronger partnership for European Tourism. Commission of the European Communities. Brussels 17.03.2006
  • EUROPEAN UNION. (2008) European Commission on Enterprise and Industry: Tourism. Accessed October 23, 2008
  • EUROPEAN UNION. (2008) European Commission on Enterprise and Industry: Tourism. MainActivities. Accessed October 23, 2008
  • HINCH, T., & HIGHAM, J. E. S. (2004). Sport tourism development. Aspects of tourism, 13.Clevedon [England], Channel Veiw Publications.

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