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    DescriptionCombining 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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    The Competitive Destination
    A Sustainable Tourism Perspective
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. R. Brent Ritchie, By (author) Geoffrey I. Crouch
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 172 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 644 g
    ISBN 13: 9781845930103
    ISBN 10: 184593010X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: RN
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: KNSG
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    DC22: 338.4791
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27610
    Libri: I-BE
    LC classification: QH
    BISAC V2.8: BUS081000
    Abridged Dewey: 577
    BISAC V2.8: BUS072000, SCI020000, TRV026010
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
    CABI Publishing
    Imprint name
    CABI Publishing
    Publication date
    06 October 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    "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.