The Competitive Destination

The purpose of this book is to provide a framework for understanding the complex and multifaceted nature of the factors that affect destination competitiveness.

Author: J. R. Brent Ritchie

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 0851996647

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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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.

Destination Competitiveness the Environment and Sustainability

Dwyer, L., Forsyth, P. and Rao, P. (2000) The price competitiveness of travel and
tourism: a comparison of 19 destinations. Tourism Management 21(1), 9–22.
Enright, M.J. and Newton, J. (2004) Tourism destination competitiveness: a ...

Author: Andres Artal-Tur

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780646976

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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Destination competitiveness and sustainability are important issues for many stakeholders within the tourism industry. In recent years, destinations have faced some challenges with respect to maintaining sustainability; they must be cleaner, greener and safer in order to safeguard the life quality of holidaymakers and local residents. Providing an invaluable review of the latests research on the topic, global case studies provide a perspective of the worldwide challenges and solutions arising in the management of tourism destinations. The analysis presents an interdisciplinary approach, including contributions of economists, geographers, managers and marketing professionals.

Environmental management and the competitivesness of nature based tourism destinations

Ritchie, J. R. B. and G. Crouch (2000), 'The Competitive Destination: A
Sustainability Perspective', Tourism Management, 21, 1-7. Robison, H. (1988), '
Industrial Pollution Abatement: the Impact on Balance of Trade', Canadian
Journal of ...

Author: Twan Huybers

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

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Environmental management, either voluntary or imposed, can add to the costs of nature-based tourism businesses. Such costs can make tourism destinations less competitive, but the same activities can also enhance competitiveness by increasing demand. The aim of this book is to provide an assessment of the relative importance of these two opposing effects in the context of a case study of nature-based tourism in Tropical North Queensland, Australia. The authors estimate the demand side effects using discrete choice modelling to determine the impact of changing environmental conditions on the market share of a variety of tourist destinations. The costs of environmental management are also considered by analysing firm level data. The effects are then integrated using a model of the tourism market that is formulated around nature-based tourism regions. The results show that the competitiveness of a region is enhanced through its environmental management and highlight the importance of self-regulation in the industry when the environment is a common property resource. The authors also draw some insightful conclusions regarding business strategies that would aid the profitability of firms and regions supplying nature-based tourism products. The conceptual foundations developed in the book are not restricted by national boundaries and the empirical analyses can be extended to other nature-based tourism destinations and to other relevant policy issues. As such, this book will have a broad appeal amongst environmentalists, scholars of tourism economics and management, and policymakers concerned with the regulation of the tourism industry and its effect on the environment.

Indicators of Sustainable Development for Tourism Destinations

Any indicators of competitiveness relate to how well a destination is doing
compared to others . ... Competitive strategy economic theory suggests that at the
core , competitive advantage is achieved because of cost advantages ( and
hence ...

Author: World Tourism Organization

Publisher: World Tourism Organization Publications

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 507

View: 471

This new guidebook is the most comprehensive resource on policy-making, planning, and management processes at tourism destinations. It describes over 40 major sustainability issues, ranging from the management of natural resources to development control, satisfaction of tourists and host communities, preservation of cultural heritage, seasonality, economic leakages, climate change, etc. This publication also contains a procedure to develop destination-specific indicators and their use in tourism policy and planning processes, as well as applications in different destination types (e.g. coastal, urban, eco-tourism, small communities). Numerous examples and 25 comprehensive case studies provide a wide range of experiences at the company, destination, national, and regional levels for all continents.

Competitive Destination Analysis

During the past six years the sun-sea-sand tourism in Bulgaria has experienced an average annual growth of 15.3%, thus generating some 75% of the national tourism receipts.

Author: Evgueni Spassov

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9783838336312

Category:

Page: 96

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During the past six years the sun-sea-sand tourism in Bulgaria has experienced an average annual growth of 15.3%, thus generating some 75% of the national tourism receipts. Both an outcome and a propelling factor, the available accommodation in the major seaside resorts has boosted by 20-25% on a year-to-year basis, thus surpassing the demand level increase by some 10-12%. In the meantime, symptoms for loss of overall destination competitiveness as regards current tendencies in the global tourism industry have been identified, thus revealing critical deficiencies in the existing planning and management models of the major Bulgarian coastal destinations. The study reflects the multidimensional analysis approach endorsed by authors such as Moutinho (2000), Toledo et el. (2000) and Crouch and Ritchie (2003), so providing a profound look into the multiple factors determining the destination s degree of competitiveness. As a consequence, the applied methodology allowed for an exhaustive analysis of the dynamics of the destination s current development, amplifying in this way the span of the study beyond tourism-specific aspects.

International Scientific Conference Proceedings Visegrad as a Competitive Destination for Sustainable Tourism in Europe

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ISBN: 9788363978303

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Page: 63

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Purchasing Power Parities of Currencies

Crouch , G . and J . R . Brent Ritchie ( 1999 ) ' Competitive Tourism Destinations :
Combining Theories of Comparative ... Dwyer , L . , P . Forsyth and D . S .
Prasada Rao ( 2000b ) ' Sectoral Analysis of Destination Price Competitiveness :
an ...

Author: D. S. Prasada Rao

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 825

This up-to-date book demonstrates how the purchasing power parities (PPPs) of currencies are being increasingly used in place of exchange rates for a variety of purposes. These include: comparisons of real income, measurements of global inequality and poverty, calculation of the human development index and assessment of nations economic performance. Despite the increasing popularity of PPPs, many users have very little appreciation of the data and methods used in their derivation. This timely monograph brings together a number of significant contributions from leading researchers in the field, offering a comprehensive review of the latest methods used in the construction and application of PPPs. The authors provide a broad overview of the current state-of-the-art both in terms of techniques as well as current practice with various international organisations. Given the increasing application of PPPs in this truly globalised world, this book will be a stimulating read for researchers and academics involved in international comparisons and development economics, general economists and economist statisticians.

Competitive Destination Planning

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Category: Tourism

Page: 17

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The competitive destination

Author: J... R... Brent Ritchie

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Page: 119

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Event Management

Footloose " events , including the Olympics , World Fairs , and numerous sports
competitions , can move anywhere and seldom return to the same destination .
They have to be bid on and won in a competitive marketplace , a temporary and ...

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Category: Festivals

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Innovation in Tourism creating Customer Value

Introduction Tourism destinations have to face the challenge of global
competition . ... A competitive destination has to be aware that globalization and
its consequences have dramatically changed economic competition during the
last decade ...

Author: Peter Keller

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Tourism

Page: 384

View: 938


Positioning and Branding Tourism Destinations for Global Competitiveness

Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as hospitality, brand loyalty, and knowledge transfer, this book is ideally designed for industry professionals including those within the hotel, leisure, transportation, theme park, and ...

Author: Hashim, Rahmat

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522572546

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 332

View: 317

Market positioning and branding has evolved from a peripheral process in the marketing effort to a critical process in any strategic planning initiative. Effective positioning will result in a strong brand that develops an emotional and productive two-way relationship. Positioning and Branding Tourism Destinations for Global Competitiveness focuses on utilizing destination branding and content marketing for sustainable growth and competitive advantage within the tourism and hospitality industry, including tools and techniques for travel branding and best practices for better tourism management strategies. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as hospitality, brand loyalty, and knowledge transfer, this book is ideally designed for industry professionals including those within the hotel, leisure, transportation, theme park, and food service sectors, policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and students.

Managing and Marketing Tourist Destinations

In this book, tourism scholars Metin Kozak and Seyhmus Baloglu discuss and synthesize theories, models, techniques, and principles for strategic marketing and management of tourist destinations, and demonstrate ways in which to further ...

Author: Metin Kozak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136904751

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 380

Destination marketing is more challenging than other goods and services. The basis of competitive advantage shifts from tourism resources only (destination marketing) to a location-based or city-wide integrated management (place marketing). In this book, tourism scholars Metin Kozak and Seyhmus Baloglu discuss and synthesize theories, models, techniques, and principles for strategic marketing and management of tourist destinations, and demonstrate ways in which to further develop the concept of destination competitiveness for application within these destinations. The authors highlight the need for managing brand equity, tourist experience, and information systems, as well as involving internal and external stakeholders in strategic planning and implementation. This book offers practical information directly related to the tourism industry, using the examples of real-world cases to bridge marketing theory with practice. With its international focus and applications for developing a competitive advantage in today's global marketplace, this research will be indispensable to students and scholars of tourism, hospitality, and leisure and recreation programs, as well as practitioners within these industries.

Settlement Success on the Southeastern Minnesota Frontier 1854 1870

Applying Competitive Destination Modeling to the Anthropological Frontier
Although the field of geography is not far from anthropology , Geographical
Information Sciences or Systems ( GIS ) , with its inherent incorporation of
statistics ...

Author: Jeremy Loren Nienow

Publisher:

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Page: 440

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Commodity Tax Competition and Tax Coordination Under Destination and Origin Principles

The main focus of Keen and Lahiri ( 1993 ) is harmonization of destinationbased
taxes , and the main focus of Keen and Lahiri ( 1998 ) is the welfare
consequences of a switch between destination and origin principles both when
taxes are ...

Author: Ben Lockwood

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Customs unions

Page: 50

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Caribbean Tourism and Agriculture

Table 2 compares the general competitiveness of Caribbean destinations based
on the indicators . Barbados emerges as the most competitive destination with
high values of most of the indexes . The Dominican Republic and , to a lesser ...

Author: Helen Mc Bain

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211216288

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 42

View: 521

This study examines current trends in tourism and agriculture in Caribbean countries and the strategy for linking them in order to facilitate their future development. Increased linkage between tourism and agriculture could be enhanced through the adoption of a cluster-based strategy for improving the competitiveness of the tourism sector and for improving the livelihoods of communities and rural areas. Publishing Agency: United Nations (UN).

E commerce for Development

Examples of chance in increasing competitiveness of one destination include
political unrest , war , or natural disaster ( such as the Tsunami of Boxing Day in
2004 ) in a competitive destination . Thus , it is some of these determinants that ...

Author: Faustin Kamuzora

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Electronic commerce

Page: 206

View: 572


Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism

Baker , M. , Hayzelden , C. , and Sussmann , S. , 1996 , Can Destination
Management Systems give you competitive advantage ? Progress in Tourism &
Hospitality Research , 1 ( 3 ) , 89–94 . Buhalis , D. , & Spada , A. 2000 ,
Destination ...

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Category: Multimedia systems

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Short break Holidays

Author: Peter Murphy

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781921658280

Category: Short vacations

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Transportation for Management

29 For freight whose origin or destination was Richmond , the various carriers
serving Richmond in competition with one another absorbed the switching
charges in the Richmond area , provided the freight had arrived from a
competitive origin ...

Author: Frank M. Cushman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Shipment of goods

Page: 468

View: 368