The scenario of this report is based on tourism development practices based on Qatar. In this regard, junior consultant of International Tourism Consultancy has been asked by their line manager to prepare a report over the tourism suitability practices by considering:
- Provide a rationale over the planning in travel and tourism industry.
- Describe several approaches relevant to tourism development as well as planning.
- Evaluate the requirement of planning in the sustainable tourism.
- Discuss current issues relevant to tourism development planning.
- Identify the influence of environmental, economic and socio-cultural activities over the emerging and developing countries.
There are various kinds of fundamental challenges which are being faced by Tourism sector while accomplishing the goals for the welfare of human and sustainable development of tourism. There are certain goals which focus upon the giving out economical opportunities along with enhancing the life quality and thus mainly protecting the culture along with natural heritage of the nation and many more. These three mainly are considered as the major objectives for the sustainable tourism (Aldebert, Dang and Longhi, 2011). Present report mainly focuses upon the sustainable tourism. Destination which is being chosen is Qatar which can be stated as one of the most developing countries across the globe and that too with a well established tourism sector. This report mainly includes the rationale for planning within travel and tourism sector. Along with this, it also mainly focuses upon the various kinds of approaches for the planning and development of this sector. Moreover, this kind of study will mainly highlight the plans and strategies for the planning up of sustainable tourism along with current issues which are highly related to the tourism development along with some kind of current issues which are highly related to the tourism development plan. There are impacts like socio culture, economical and environmental impact upon the developing countries along with emerging destinations which will also be discussed.
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There are various benefits that stakeholders can receive from developments in Qatar. Benefits are:
Government: Through development in Qatar they can directly help the government to take taxes from all persons. It also helps in the tourist attraction.
Local authorities: Through development they can directly earn more profits. It is possible only through attracting of all users.
Tourism business: Tourism business can maintain good image in country. Thus it can earn more revenues by the developments.
Suppliers: Suppliers can get more profits as they supply more materials for developments. Thus they can also maintain good image in nation.
Customers: They can easily visit many tourists and can give references of developments to other nations. They have positive image regarding the developments.
2.1 Features of Tourism Development planning at various levels
Definition of tourism development can be stated as planning for the future organising with the motive of attaining certain kind of sustainable objectives for particular kind of area. Hence, this kind of planning in tourism sector will certainly help out in fulfilling the various kinds of sustainable objectives for Qatar. There are some major objectives for the planning which helps out in enhancing the satisfaction of tourist along with development of economical, social and environmental development of Qatar. Along with this, there are various sustainable uses of resources along and integration of community and many more. Numerous kinds of levels are mainly present for the tourism development which mainly focuses upon various kinds of levels like national, international, regional and sub regional plans. Below described are the features which are mainly described below:
International Level: Main focus of the tourism planning of Qatar at the international level is on the transportation services for the country. Along with this, it also mainly focuses upon the conduction of tour programmes along with number of tourist for other countries. Along with this, it also focuses upon the contemporary development which is one of the major attractions for planning (Ashworth and Page, 2011). There are various kinds of places which are being included in marketing strategies along with promotional programmes for attracting large number of customers for the tourists regarding Qatar.