Competitive Destination

Competitive Destination : A Sustainable Tourism Perspective

By (author)  , By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day
When will my order arrive?


This book provides a framework for understanding the complex and multifaceted nature of the factors that affect destination competitiveness. It offers guidance on how to create successful destinations by developing and presenting a conceptual model of destination competitiveness that recognizes the importance of sustainability for long-term success. The book presents a strong theoretical background for managerial decision-making, giving destination managers a range of tools with which to analyse and increase the competitiveness of their more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 172 x 242 x 20mm | 659.99g
  • CABI Publishing
  • Wallingford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed.
  • black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
  • 184593010X
  • 9781845930103
  • 316,467

Table of contents

1: The Evolving Nature of Competition and Sustainabilitya: Destination Competitiveness: Its Nature and Its Evolutionb: Components of the Competitive Universec: The Dimensions of Tourism Competitivenessd: Economic Competitivenesse: Political Competitivenessf: The Renaissance of the City-Stateg: Socio-Cultural Competitivenessh: Technological Competitivenessj: Environmental Competitivenessk: Some General observations on how the Competitive Environment is evolvingl: The Evolution of Travel Experience Demandedm: Demographics are Redefining the Foundations of Competitivenessn: Crisis and Renewal are Being Forced Upon Destinations as a Strategy forCompetitivenessPart I: The Competitive Tourism Destination1.1: The Competitive Destination1.2: Competitiveness: Theoretical and Managerial Dimensions1.3: What is This Thing Called Competitiveness?1.4: A Framework for Understanding Competition1.5: Competitiveness in the Service Sector1.6: The Nature of Comparative and Competitive Advantage in Tourism1.7: Linking Destination Competitiveness to Performance1.8: Tourism Markets1.9: Target Market Strategy1.10: Destination Performance1.11: Summarizing the Steps to Destination Success1.12: The Philosophy of Sustainable Competitiveness for Tourism Destination Development1.13: Charting the Destination's Sustainable Course: Crafting a Vision and Establishing Goals1.14: Tourism Planning in the Context of Overall Social and Economic Development1.15: Allocating Resources: Tourism's SharePart II: The Sustainable Tourism Destination2.1: The Birth and Evolution of Sustainable Tourism2.2: Sustainable Tourism: a Comprehensive Examination2.3: The Parallel Emergence of Ecotourism2.4: WTO and Ecotourism2.5: Some Concluding Observations2.6: Managing Tourism from an ST Perspective2.7: Ecological Sustainability2.8: Economic Sustainability2.9: Socio-Cultural Sustainability2.10: Political Sustainability2.11: Achieving Sustainable Tourism2.12: Creating and Managing a Sustainable/Ecotourism Destination2.13: In ConclusionPart II: A Model of Destination Competitiveness3.1: The Origins of a Conceptual Model3.2: An Overview of the Model3.3: The Global (Macro) Environment3.4: The Competitive (Micro) Environment3.5: Core Resources and Attractors3.6: Supporting Factors and Resources3.7: Destination Policy, Planning and Development3.8: Destination Management3.9: Qualifying and Amplifying DeterminantsPart IV: The Macro Environment: Global Forces Shaping World Tourism4.1: Global Forces: An Onion Skin Taxonomy4.2: The Outer Layer4.3: The Intermediate Layer4.4: The Inner Layer4.5: The Interdependence of Global Forces4.6: Analyzing and Understanding Global Forces4.7: Global Forces and Tourism Demand4.8: Global Forces and Tourism Supply4.9: Assessing the Impact of Global Forces on Destination Performance4.10: Global Forces and Destination Policy4.11: Global Forces and Destination Management4.12: Global Forces and Destination OrganizationPart V: The Competitive (Micro) Environment: The Destination and the Tourism System5.1: Suppliers5.2: Tourism and Hospitality Enterprises5.3: Marketing Intermediaries and Facilitators: the Industry's Lubricants5.4: Customers: The Ultimate Driving Force5.5: Related and Supporting Industries5.6: Destination Management Organisations5.7: Publics: Stakeholders and Watchdogs5.8: The Destination: Internal Environment and Modus Operandi5.9: Other Competing Destinations5.10: The Tourism System: Integrative ImpactsPart VI: Core Resources and Attractors: The Essence of Destination Appeal6.1: Destination Physiography and Climate: the Natural Edge6.2: Destination Culture: the Lure of Human Distinctiveness6.3: The Elements of Culture6.4: What is Culture?6.5: Major Dimensions of Cultural Attractiveness6.6: Forms of Culture6.7: Culture and Consumption6.8: Activities: The Nike 'JUST DO IT' Mentality of Travellers6.9: Special Events: in Search of the Stroke of Genius That Creates Destination Uniqueness6.10: From Local Insight & Entrepreneurship6.11: Entertainment - the Show Must Go On!6.12: Developing and Managing 'Entertainment Tourism'6.13: Tourism Superstructure: 'If you build it, they will come!'6.14: Market Ties: the Ties that Bind6.15: Personal Ties6.16: Organizational/Professional TiesPart VII: Supporting Factors and Resources: Elements Which Enhance Destination Appeal7.1: Infrastructure: Providing a Foundation for Successful Tourism7.2: Accessibility: Addressing the Curse or Blessing of Location7.3: Facilitating Resources: Human, Knowledge, and Financial Capital7.4: Hospitality: Resident Attitudes Towards Tourists and Tourism7.5: Enterprise: the Generation of Human Energy7.6: Political Will: is Tourism Part of the Political Landscape?Part VIII: Destination Policy, Planning and Development8.1: The Nature of Tourism Policy, Planning, and Development8.2: Distinguishing Between 'Destination Policy Planning and Development' (DPPD) andDestination Management (DM)8.3: Tourism Policy: a Definition8.4: Why is Tourism Policy Important?8.5: Areas Addressed by Tourism Policy8.6: Types and Levels of 'Tourism Destinations'8.7: Tourism Policy: Context, Structure, Content, and Process8.8: The Context of Tourism Policy8.9: The Components of Tourism Policy8.10: Destination Positioning/Branding8.11: Destination Development8.12: Destination Audit8.13: Relating Policy to Strategy and the Development Process8.14: Supply Development Strategies8.15: Demand Development (Marketing) Strategies8.16: Organizational and Development PolicyPart IX: Destination Management: The Key to Maintaining a Sustainable Competitive Advantage9.1: The Process of Destination Management9.2: Marketing (Promotion?)9.3: Identification of Strategic Markets for the Destination9.4: Measuring Destination Awareness and Image9.5: The Monitoring of Destination Awareness and Image9.6: Assessing Destination Brand Effectiveness9.7: Developing Logos, Themes, and Advertising Support9.8: Managing the Quality of Visitor Service and the Visitor Experience9.9: Management Implications of Adapting a Quality of Experience Framework9.10: Managing Information/Research (I/R)9.11: Managing Inward I/R Flows9.12: Managing Outward I/R Flows9.13: Human Resource Development9.14: Visitor Services and Visitor Management9.15: Services and the Experience Economy9.16: Systems for Visitor Management9.17: Stewardship - Taking Care of the Tourism Resource Base9.18: Mechanisms to Deal with Crises9.19: Organizational Systems9.20: Destination Stakeholders9.21: Crisis Management ScenariosPart X: Qualifying and Amplifying Determinants: Parameters Which Define Destination Potential10.1: Destination Location: Blessing or Curse?10.2: Destination Safety: Security of Threat?10.3: Destination Cost Levels: Reality or Perception?10.4: Destination Interdependencies: Synergy or Substitute?10.5: Destination Image: Perceptions of People and Place10.6: Carrying Capacity: Hard and Soft Constraints to GrowthPart XI: The Destination Audit: Putting the Model to Work11.1: The Philosophy of the Audit Concept11.2: The Nature of a Destination Audit11.3: Preparing for a Destination Audit11.4: Implementing the Audit11.5: Destination Diagnosticsshow more

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"show more