Conduct continual, detailed study of transport used for tourism with a view toward planning necessary improve- ments and extensions. Improve road frontier posts, extending their capacity to ensure smoother crossings, organizing easier movement of in- and outgoing tourist flows. Provide adequate airport services and installations to meet demand. The rapid progress of technology in air transport makes reasonable forecasts possible. Transportation Extend car services (with and without Facilitates modernization by education of drivers) for tourists who arrive by air or sea. youth and changing values Plan for ports and marinas equipped for tourism. Create favorable image for destination Improve rail transport for travelers on Increase government revenues FOREX lines between the boundary and the DEVELOPMENT OF TOURIST POTENTIAL main tourist centers and regions as well Employment Opportunities Why study? as short-distance services in these Justifies environment protection and improvement regions of maximum tourist influx.Establish a national or international plan of roads Requires development of Infrastructure Provides tourist and recreational facilitiesrelevant to tourism, building new roads if necessary,improving those in a deficient state, and improving Increases Incomes Increase GDProad sign systems. Diversify the economy Financing Accommodations must be properly Accommodations placed in the regional plan. Should be created to keep abreast of Optimizing Visitor Satisfaction socioeconomic developments in the Better Living standards various market countries or areas to Tourism Body provide a reasonably early forecast of Cultural the size, type, and structure of probable Goals of Tourism Planning Development program that is consistent with Economic Philosophy tourism demand. Social Infrastructure development Appropriate for area Creation and maintenance of Infrastructure Promotional Efforts Political aspects of Tourism development Tourism Planning What are its scale, size, market, Land use (Zoning) character, and purpose? Formulate objectives. Without a set of objectives, Define the system the development concept has no direction. The objectives must be comprehensive and specific and should Tourism planning at the international include a timetable for completion. level involves more than one country and includes areas such as international Fact finding,research,provides basic data Gather Data transportation services, joint tourism that are essential to developing the plan. International marketing, regional tourism polices and standards, cooperation between sectors This step produces a set of conclusions and of member countries, and other Analyze and interpret recommendations that leads to making or cooperative concerns. conceptualizing a preliminary plan National tourism policy, structure planning, Alternatives are considered and alternative physical Create preliminary Plan transportation networks within the country, major Steps in Planning solutions are drawn up and tested. tourism attractions, national level facility and Approve of the Plan National service standards, investment policy, tourism education and training, and marketing of Phase that typically includes a definition tourism. of land use; plans for infrastructure facilities such as roads, airports, bike Tourism planning at the regional level paths, horse trails, pedestrian walkways, generally is done by provinces, states, or Create Final Plan sewage, water, and utilities; architectural prefectures involving regional policy and standards; landscape plans; zoning and Regional other land-use regulations; and infrastructure planning, regional access and transportation network, and other Levels of Tourism Planning economic analysis, market analysis, and related functions at the regional level. financial programming. Tourism planning at the local level Provides mechanisms that give involves subregions, cities, towns, continuing feedback on the tourism Implement the plan villages, resorts, rural areas and some project and the levels of consumer tourist attractions. This level of planning Local Community satisfaction achieved. may focus on tourism area plans, land use planning for resorts, and planning for other tourism facilities and attractions. Site planning refers to planning for specific location of buildings and structures, recreational facilities, conservation and landscape areas and other facilities carried out for specific development sites such as Site tourism resorts and may also involve the design of buildings, structures, landscaping and engineering design based on the site plan.