publication . Article . 2009

Destination Competitiveness: a Framework for Future Research

Gruescu, Ramona; Nanu, Roxana; Pirvu, Gheorghe;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2009 Journal: Entelequia. Revista Interdisciplinar, issue 9 Spring, pages 197-209
We identify the competitive advantage of a tourist destination from a double perspective: the critical contribution of the employees and the ICT impact on promoting and selling the destination. Research methodology includes "bottom to top" analysis of the mentioned indicators. Thus, results include the eficientisation of tourist businesses and destinations due to both human element development and ICT. Two essential basis of the competitive advantage are isolated: differentiation and cost advantage. ICT creates a series of new working types through new applications and its use in management and distribution of key functions such as yield.
free text keywords: Tourist destination, competitiveness, training and education, information technology, jel:L83, jel:O15, jel:O14
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