May we live in less interesting times? Changing public sector support for tourism in England during the Sovereign Debt Crisis
Journal of Destination Marketing and Management
This Regional Spotlight focuses on recent changes in public sector support for tourism in England since the Coalition Government was elected in 2010. It focuses on some of the early consequences of stripping away the long-established regional layer of tourism administration and its replacement with more flexible sub-regional arrangements of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and Destination Management Organisations (DMOs). Policy extols the importance of reaping the rewards of the 2012 Olympics, but the recent changes in tourism administration challenge this by creating great uncertainty and by putting responsibility for delivery in the hands of multiple quasi-independent, non-government bodies.
NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Destination Marketing and Management. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Destination Marketing and Management, vol. 1,1-2:4-7 doi:10.1016/j.jdmm.2012.05.004
Volume 1, Issues 1–2, November 2012, Pages 4–7