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close this bookSustainable Tourism and Poverty Elimination (UNED-UK, 1999)
close this folder2. How to develop partnerships
View the document(introduction...)
View the document2.1 Framework for policy development
View the document2.2 Empowerment of stakeholders
View the document2.3 Role of local government
View the document2.4 Role of transnational corporations (TNCs)
View the document2.5 Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)
View the document2.6 Education and consumer advice
View the document2.7 Capturing good practice

2.3 Role of local government

Local government will play a significant role in developing tourism policy frameworks. They should incorporate the views of the local community and provide a mechanism for capturing development gains through infra-structural improvement and economic linkages. In particular, local governments should be enabled to deal with land use planning and development issues, as well as with the provision of infrastructure. Also a planning process that addresses natural physical and Other carrying capacities is likely to be more sustainable. An appropriate model for this might well be the Local Agenda 21 process.