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The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Management is a critical, state-of-the-art and authoritative review of tourism management, written by leading international thinkers and academics in the field. With a strong focus on applications of theories and concepts to tourism, the chapters in this volume are framed as critical synoptic pieces covering key developments, current issues and debates, and emerging trends and future considerations for the field. Part One: Approaching Tourism Part Two: Destination Applications Part Three: Marketing Applications Part Four: Tourism Product Markets Part Five: Technological Applications Part Six: Environmental Applications This handbook offers a fresh, contemporary and definitive look at tourism management, making it an essential resource for academics, researchers and students.

Destination Competitiveness
Destination Competitiveness
Robertico Croes Kelly Semrad
Introduction

The purpose of this chapter is to reveal and assess the conceptual debate about destination competitiveness as it is exposed in the tourism literature. In brief, this chapter sets out to reveal the conceptual and empirical discussions pertaining to destination competitiveness and the foundational challenges inherent in destination competitiveness research. In so doing, the chapter aims to contribute to broader levels of competitive theorization. The chapter does not seek to trace the history of research regarding destination competitiveness or to reveal all available data pertaining to that research; rather, the chapter aims to assess the most important contributions influencing the destination competitiveness construct.

Destination competitiveness has received heightened attention in ...

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