Kastarlak, I.B. & Barber, B. (2012). Fundamentals of Planning and Developing
New Jersey: Prentice Hall
Fundamentals of Planning and Developing Tourism focuses on planning and sustainable development of tourism in destinations of diverse economic markets for constructing social changes, sustainable growth and alleviating poverty. The major aspect highlighted in this book is the significance of tourism development within the context of national development in a developing country or region. It is well structured in five major parts. The first part discusses principles of planning and developing tourism with four chapters providing an understanding of the tourism product, identifying the role of tourism development, world development, and tourism trends, introducing a broad theory of tourism planning and development, fundamentals for sustainable tourism and advancing to discuss general and special interest based tourism.