Drivers of success in implementing sustainable tourism policies in urban areas

Maxim, Cristina ORCID: (2015) Drivers of success in implementing sustainable tourism policies in urban areas. Tourism Planning & Development, 12 (1). pp. 37-47. ISSN 2156-8316

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The existing literature in the field of sustainable tourism highlights a number of barriers that impede the implementation of policies in this area. Yet, not many studies have so far considered the factors that would contribute to putting this concept into practice, and few address the case of urban areas. The concept of sustainability has only received limited attention in urban tourism research, even though large cities are recognised as one of the most important tourist destinations that attract vast numbers of visitors. Adopting a case study approach, this paper discusses a number of drivers of success identified by policy-makers in London to contribute to the implementation of sustainable tourisms policies at the local level, and briefly looks at the relationship between these drivers and the constraints perceived by the respondents to hinder the implementation of such policies in practice. These findings may help policy-makers in other large cities to successfully develop and implement policies towards sustainable development of tourism in their area.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1080/21568316.2014.960599
Additional Information: © 2014 Taylor & Francis. This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Tourism Planning and Development, available online at:
Subjects: Hospitality and tourism
Depositing User: Cristina Maxim
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2015 15:56
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 15:43


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