Tourism and Political Change by Richard Butler, Wantanee Suntikul

By Richard Butler, Wantanee Suntikul

Tourism is an important software for political and fiscal switch. demands boycotts through travelers of nations mirror the large impression that vacationer task and the tourism has on political switch.

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Poock-Feller (1996) has described tourism marketing in the early days of East Berlin as a component of the conception of 3: German Reunification and Tourism in Berlin 23 the city itself as a propaganda tool and showplace for the success of socialism. An attempt in the 1960s to reduce the pedagogical tone of city marketing in East Berlin and communicate a more visceral, less cerebral, image of a bustling, exciting metropolis, was short-lived. In 1967, city marketing was re-integrated into the propaganda apparatus in a conscious effort to distinguish East Berlin from the capitalist West.

Balance of payments, 5. Social Tourism, 6. Rural/green tourism, 7. Environmental protection (Airey 1983). The fact that these broadly concur with current national priorities – with the exception of addressing the ageing population of Europe – indicates the relative maturity of European tourism, and tourism policies. Tourism policies also became better coordinated and involved a broader range of stakeholders (from the culture, environment, social affairs and other domains). A survey of tourism policies (Akehurst et al.

These regulations encouraged shifts from targeting quantity to quality. An analysis of tourism policies in the six founding Member States of the EEC (based on a content analysis of the OECD annual reports, 1972–82) established the following ranking of tourism policies: 1. Regional development, 2. Seasonality, 3. Consumer protection, 4. Balance of payments, 5. Social Tourism, 6. Rural/green tourism, 7. Environmental protection (Airey 1983). The fact that these broadly concur with current national priorities – with the exception of addressing the ageing population of Europe – indicates the relative maturity of European tourism, and tourism policies.

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