Tourism is a major economic force in Australia. It generates immense economic benefits and significant employment for communities but it can also have a severe negative impact when environmental and social considerations are not carefully planned for. To ensure a balanced and healthy sustainability, rigorous planning, development and management needs to occur. This program explores what those processes are and how they take account of many stakeholders. Featuring interviews with some of Australia's foremost tourism experts, this is an absorbing, richly illustrated and up-to-date examination of the issues vital to this powerful industry.It is ideal as a foundation program for TAFE and tertiary students.