Tourism Planning


EPG Victoria has been conducting tourism planning studies and analysis since the early 1980s.  These projects are usually conducted for government agencies or not for profit corporations.  They are typically intended to document and define tourism issues, and to recommend implementation tactics or procedures.  Specific work program steps vary by project, but can involve some or all of the following tasks: 
  • Define problems or issues
  • Develop a project methodology
  • Conduct situation analysis
  • Access and review secondary sources
  • Conduct surveys of participants/users
  • Interview stakeholders
  • Analyze trends
  • Conduct analysis of findings
  • Formulate conclusions and recommendations

 The following projects have been conducted in British Columbia, Canada:

  • Competitiveness Analysis of the BC Tourism Industry
  • Analysis of Marine Tourism Trends on Southern Vancouver Island
  • Tourism Management Best Practices for Small Tourism Businesses
  • Economic Impact of the BC Resort Sector
  • BC Tourism Products – Performance, Trends and Outlook
  • BC Tourism Growth Framework
  • BC Tourism Past Performance and Future Outlook Profiles
  • Review of Tourism Research Alternatives: A Literature Review
  • Noise and Visual Mitigation Measures for Marine Tourism
  • Provincial Tourism Performance Monitor System
  • Tourism Accommodation Problems and Opportunities Analysis
  • Tourism Product Problems and Opportunities Analysis
  • Tourism Transportation Problems and Opportunities Analysis
  • Tourism Capacity and Utilization Indicators
  • Multiple Accounts Analysis for the Tourism Industry
  • Tourism Data Sources Reference Manual
  • British Columbia Tourism Research Strategy
  • British Columbia Tourist Reservation System – Business Plan
  • BC Parks Marketing Plan Research
  • British Columbia Motel Industry Status Report
  • Economic and Social Impacts of Heritage Conservation
  • Tourism Development Strategy Manual
  • Travel Industry Development Norms Manual