Stakeholder Assessment and Collaborative Tourism Planning: The Case of Brazil's Costa Dourada Project
Journal of Sustainable Tourism
The paper review s approaches to identifying the stakeholders who are affected by a tourism project and who might participate in collaborative tourism planning. Two such approaches are discussed and analysed based on research carried out on stakeholders affected by the C osta Dourada project, a regional tourism planning initiative in north-east Brazil. The first approach involves assessing the stakeholders w ho had participated in the project planning by attending local workshops or project
... hops or project meetings intended to promote collaborative planning. The second involves interviewing a sample of stakeholders affected by the project and also stakeholders directly involved in the project planning, asking them for their views on stakeholders they consider relevant to the project but w ho were not participants in the planning process. These two approaches are used to exam ine w hether the range of stakeholders participating in the planning process w as representative of the stakeholders affected by the project and w as also likely to encourage consideration of the diverse issues of sustainable developm ent. It is found that varied stakeholders had participated in the planning process, but there was only limited participation by the private sector and environmental NGOs.