The Competitive Destination

The Competitive Destination

A Sustainable Tourism Perspective

eBook - 2003
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Stylus Pub
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 areas.


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In presenting a model that emphasizes sustainability for the long-term success of what is generally called ecotourism, Richie (World Tourism Education and Research Centre, U. of Calgary, Alberta, Canada) and Crouch (business, La Trobe U., Melbourne, Australia) explore the factors affecting competitiveness in this field from theoretical and marketing perspectives. Destination tourism is described in terms of its ecological, economic, sociocultural, and political dimensions. Chapters are replete with graphics on these challenges and opportunities, but not case studies. Distributed by Oxford U. Press. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Oxford University Press
The purpose of this book is to provide a framework for understanding the complex and multifaceted nature of the factors that affect destination competitiveness. It provides 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 is both theoretically sound and managerially useful. It is intended to appeal to both academic researchers and industry professionals and practitioners. Anyone with an interest in the enhancement of a destination's competitiveness from nations to small towns or regions will find this book invaluable.

Publisher: Oxon, UK : CABI Pub., 2003
ISBN: 9780851998473
085199847X
Characteristics: xvii, 272 p. : ill

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