At the same time, the sustainable tourism policy says local people are partners in the revenue of tourism because they have to maintain the culture and heritage of the place to make it an attraction. Developmental policy focuses on the ecological and financial development of the society. It is necessary to take this perspective while forming the policy as a socio-economic factor, development, tourism, and sustainability are all interlinked. In London, tourism supports the economy, and generates jobs.
The important tasks detailed by the Mayor say it all. He reiterates that London's economy should continue to be successful and only then, could it be distributed. It is a long term sustainable success dealing with the climate change and its necessities.
"All Londoners must participate in this success. Not only for social justice but because without it the quality of life in the city will deteriorate and the consensus for London's internationalisation will break down" http://www.lda.gov.uk/server/show/ConWebDoc.1886
It is possible to present a vision with the right perspective of development, cultural atmosphere and socio-economic parameters because they are the main factors that govern tourism and its development. Cultural background is necessary to develop, retain and to present as an attraction, while socio-economic parameters are necessary for benefit and improvement. Development of London with the impending Olympics cannot develop without a vision of its own.
What is tourism visioning Provide an example of a vision statement from your policy document. (Note it may be necessary to read between the lines if this is not immediately obvious) Why is it necessary to undertake such an exercise
Tourism visioning has the social and economic conditions of the region in mind, while keeping the cultural perspective intact. It is more of eco tourism that sustains the tourism industry, but maintains the eco balance of the state, by not harming the tourist attractions or the region in any way and it will also combat the global warming. The Mayor's vision of London tourism says:
"To develop London as an exemplary sustainable world city, based on interwoven
themes: strong and diverse, long-term economic growth; social inclusion to give
all Londoners the opportunity to share in London's future success; fundamental
improvements in London's environment and use of resources.
A Prosperous City: Making London a more prosperous city with strong
and diverse economic growth.
A City for People: Making London a better city for people to live in.
An Accessible City: Improving London's transport and making it accessible
to disabled users, women, children and the elderly; making the most sustainable
and efficient use of the space in London; encouraging intensification and growth
in areas of need and opportunity"
A Fair City: Promoting social inclusion and tackling deprivation and discrimination
A Green City: Making London a more attractive, well designed green city" .
It is necessary because London must have better economic growth to remain a prosperous city and it has to remain eminently habitable without any adverse effects of tourism. It should be internally and externally suitably linked for all