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The wellspring to future growth for tourism throughout the world is a commitment toward good policy. Governments, the private sector, and not-for-profit agencies must be the leaders in a sustainable tourism policy that transcends the economic benefits and embraces environmental and cultural interests as well. Tourism Policy and Planning: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrowoffers an introduction to the Tourism policy process and how policies link to the strategic tourism planning function as well as influence planning at the local, national and international level. This 2ndedition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the many important developments in the travel and tourism industry and subsequent new policies and present planning process issues. The 2ndedition features: Updated to reflect recent developments and issues, such as the impact of global economic downturn, volatility in fuel prices, safety issues and security issues and emerging powers of India and China 3 new chapters: Impacts of Tourism Policy, Relationship between Tourism Planning and Policy and Sustainable Tourism Planning. New case studies throughout to illustrate real life applications of planning and policy at the international, regional, national and local level. New case studies based on emerging markets, Middle East, India and China. Accessible and up-to-date, Tourism Policy and Planningprovides students with an essential introduction and examination of important policy and planning issues in tourism.