Public and private-sector cooperation in destination planning

a comparison of Banff and Niagara Falls

Claudio Minca, Donald Getz

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Survey respondents are compared on strategic tourism planning issues in Banff, Alberta, and Niagara Falls (Ontario and New York). Findings reveal areas of consensus and disagreement in perceptions of issues and preferences for strategies. Three specific issues are considered: the destination life cycle concept, capacity, and destination image. Conclusions are drawn on how public and private‐sector cooperation on destination planning can be fostered when significant differences in perception and preference occur.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-59
Number of pages11
JournalTourism Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • destination planning
  • public‐private sector cooperation
  • destination life cycle
  • image
  • capacity
  • Niagara Falls
  • Banff

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Public and private-sector cooperation in destination planning: a comparison of Banff and Niagara Falls'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this