Creative Tourism Planning and Development for Cities in The Southeast Asian Region

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Sashon Telan
Walter Jamieson, PhD, FCIP, RPP


This research contributes to the existing literature by examining the complexity of the key elements of a creative tourism city, using Delphi technique to understand the concept and current practice of creative tourism in the Southeast Asian region. The objectives of this study were to: (1) study the role of tourism in city development, (2) define the concept of a creative tourism city within Southeast Asia region, and (3) evaluate the importance of key factors in planning and  development of a creative tourism city

The study has confirmed that tourism plays an important role in city development. The concept of a creative tourism city within the Southeast Asian region is defined and guidelines to balance and maintain the sustainability of a destination, not only on economic development, but also including social-cultural and environmental aspects are provided in this study. The findings of this research are expected to assist creative tourism city stakeholders at national and local levels to improve their practices, and facilitate and encourage stakeholders to participate in planning and decision making processes that could lead to the success of creative tourism city development in the Southeast Asian region.

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Telan, S. . ., & Jamieson, PhD, FCIP, RPP, W. . . (2020). Creative Tourism Planning and Development for Cities in The Southeast Asian Region. Dusit Thani College Journal, 13(2), 1–15. Retrieved from
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