Lessons learned

Knowledge management and tourism development

Authored by: Alan Clarke , Ágnes Raffay , Peter Wiltshier

The Routledge Handbook of Tourism and the Environment

Print publication date:  July  2012
Online publication date:  August  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415582070
eBook ISBN: 9780203121108
Adobe ISBN: 9781136325564


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This chapter contains four sections, reviewing four issues that deserve our attention in developing and protecting sustainable tourism development projects. The research we present suggests the use and utility of a model (Figure 29.1) of knowledge-based development that is developed by the authors and demonstrated through two case studies. Our project work reviews public sector policy outputs that encourage Third Sector diversification and regeneration, supporting new ventures and encouraging Higher Education (HE) graduate entrepreneurship. Community stakeholders are expected to acquire vocational, transferable, cognitive and intellectual skills to meet contemporary socio-cultural, political, economic and more importantly, educational, expectations.

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