Policy Planning and Economic Development

Manpower Planning for the Tourism Sector

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Build up highly qualified and well trained human resources in the public and private sectors to develop, manage and serve the industry in a sustainable and competitive manner in accordance with international standards.

Well structured manpower plan; improved capacities for HRD management; strengthened education and training facilities; and establishment of an accreditation and quality standardization system.

Manpower Planning for the Tourism Sector

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Well structured manpower plan; improved capacities for HRD management; strengthened education and training facilities; and establishment of an accreditation and quality standardization system.

Value Chain Analysis and Local Economic Development

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Investigate the structure and working of the tourism value chain in a destination and the economic value generated, and plan and execute actions to enhance the local economic impact of tourism. In destinations that are concerned about poverty alleviation, specific attention is paid to analysing the amount of income from all transactions in the tourism sector that is received by the poor, and to identifying which particular kinds of transactions are most pro-poor or have the potential to be made more pro-poor. The value chain analysis concludes with an action plan outlining interventions to enhance the local economic impact from tourism in the destination; especially interventions that will secure a significant increase in the flow of income and opportunities to the poor.

Creation of a tourism value chain and strengthened capacity of local stakeholders in the tourism sector to plan and manage interventions to enhance the local economic impact from tourism in the destination. 

Institutional Strengthening and Public-Private Partnership

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Identify and clarify the present and future roles of the public and private sector organizations in tourism development of the country, and make improvements on operations of tourism associations and tourism boards. 

 Improved institutional framework for tourism development in the country and a public-private participatory model for decision and policy-making processes for tourism development, management and promotion. 

Tourism Legislation and Regulation

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Formulate a legal and regulatory framework for the sustainable development and management of tourism, protection and conservation of natural and cultural resources; and, facilitation of the involvement of private sector and local communities in tourism development activities.  It reflects the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders; ensures the rights of international/local tourists; and, ensures the rights and obligations of participating businesses, inbound-outbound tour operators and all other concerned players in the tourism field.

A logical and well-defined legal and regulatory framework for tourism.  

Tourism Physical Planning and Resort Development

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Provide realistic and practical guidelines for the sustainable development of high quality tourism infrastructure and superstructure with a view to ensuring improved governance and management in the entire planning and development process. 

Comprehensive general and area-specific development guidelines for tourism zones with specific urban designing, land use planning and infrastructure planning. 

Tourism Development Master Plans and Strategic Development Plans

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Formulate a long-term development framework for tourism (10-20 years) with emphasis on policy and strategy, planning, institutional strengthening, legislation and regulation, product development and diversification, marketing and promotion, tourism infrastructure and superstructure, economic impact of tourism and tourism investment, human resource development, and socio-cultural and environmental impacts of tourism. It includes a short term (three-year) action plan for priority actions to be undertaken to kick-start sustainable tourism development, and preparation of several demonstration projects for pilot areas.

A Tourism Development Master Plan which provides an organized and structured framework for tourism development and promotion.

Tourism Policy

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Formulate a tourism policy to guide all tourism development, operations and management so as to meet the Government’s immediate and long-term objectives for tourism. The policy, based on the principles of sustainability, is in line with international best practices to ensure the competitiveness of the national tourism industry within a regional and global scenario.

A tourism policy which identifies tourism as a key economic growth sector and guides its development over the long-term.