The Competitive Destination: A Sustainable Tourism Perspective

The Competitive Destination: A Sustainable Tourism Perspective

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By (author) J. R. Brent Ritchie, By (author) Geoffrey I. Crouch

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  • Publisher: CABI Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 242mm x 20mm | 660g
  • Publication date: 6 October 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Wallingford
  • ISBN 10: 184593010X
  • ISBN 13: 9781845930103
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
  • Sales rank: 345,192

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Combining theory with practical advice, this book is an invaluable source of information on how destinations, from small towns to entire nations, can enhance their competitiveness. It provides a framework for understanding the complex and multifaceted nature of the factors that affect destination competitiveness. It also gives guidance on how to create successful destinations, by presenting a conceptual model of destination competitiveness that recognizes the importance of sustainability for long-term success.

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"An important and welcome contribution to the literature of tourism studies. Highly recommended". S A Schulman, Choice "This book is an articulate and valuable contribution to the tourism literature... It is likely to become a standard reference for many years to come." Geoffrey Wall, Tourism Recreation Research"

Table of contents

The Evolving Nature of Competition and Sustainability; Conceptual and Theorectical Perspectives; Part I: The Competitive Destination; Part II: The Sustainable Tourism Destination; A Model of Destination Competitiveness; The Macroenvironment: Global Forces Shaping World Tourism; The Competitive (Micro)Environment: The Destination and the Tourism System; Core Resources and Attractors: The Essence of Destination Appeal; Supporting Factors and Resources: Elements that Enhance Destination Appeal; Destination Policy, Planning and Development; Destination Management: The Key to Maintaining a Sustainable Competitive Advantage; Qualifying and Amplifying Determinants: Parameters that Define Destination Potential; The Destination Audit: Putting the Model to Work.