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The competitive destination

  1. Title statementThe competitive destination : a sustainable tourism perspective / J.R. Brent Ritchie, World Tourism Education and Research Centre, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Geoffrey I. Crouch, School of Business, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.
    PublicationWallingford, Oxfordshire, UK : CABI, 2003.
    Copyright notice date?003
    Phys.des.1 online resource (xvii, 272 pages) : illustrations, charts
    Internal Bibliographies/Indexes NoteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
    Notes to AvailabilityAccess limited to subscribing institution.
    Another responsib. Crouch, Geoffrey I. (Geoffrey Ian), 1954-
    Another responsib. C.A.B. International,
    Subj. Headings Ecotourism. * Leisure, Recreation and Tourism Economics, (New March 2000) * Policy and Planning. * Marketing and Distribution. * Tourism and Travel. * Destinations. * Macroeconomics. * Market competition. * Microeconomics. * Sustainability. * Terms of trade. * Tourism development. * Tourism policy. * Tourist attractions.
    Form, Genre Electronic books.
    Document kindElectronic sources
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    This book is primarily intended to provide destination managers with an overall understanding of the complex and multifaceted factors that affect destination competitiveness. Following an introductory chapter, chapter 2 reviews the literature on competition and sustainable tourism. Chapter 3 is the key chapter in the book, presenting and describing a basic model of destination competitiveness. The succeeding chapters discuss the key components of this framework, namely: the global macroenvironment (chapter 4); the competitive micro environment (chapter 5); core resources and attractors (chapter 6); supporting factors and resources (chapter 7); destination policy, planning and development (chapter 8); destination management (chapter 9); and qualifying and amplifying determinants (chapter 10). Chapter 11 intends to assist managers in translating the concepts and theory of the framework into practice. The book has a subject index.

    The Evolving Nature of Competition and Sustainability -- Conceptual and Theoretical Perspectives -- 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.

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