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The Competitive Destination: A Sustainable Tourism Perspective

By: JR Brent Ritchie and G Crouch

CABI Publishing

Paperback | May 2005 | #153521 | ISBN: 184593010X
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Hardback | Jan 2003 | #135860 | ISBN: 0851996647
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Offers guidance on creating successful destinations with a model of competitiveness that recognises the importance of sustainability for long-term success.

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"


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.

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