The Competitive Destination: A Sustainable Tourism PerspectivePaperback
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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: 359,668
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.