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Cover for Overview of benchmarking theory.

This chapter is an overview of benchmarking theory and its implications for performance improvement and competitive advantage. It has also addressed several weaknesses in past studies of benchmarking. There is little experience of putting benchmarking theory into practice.

Author(s)
Kozak, M.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997452)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Towards destination benchmarking.

This chapter has attempted to discuss the possible scope of destination management and approaches to it. It has also provided a rationale for destination benchmarking's contribution to achieving and maintaining destination competitiveness. In line with the guidelines provided by the benchmarking...

Author(s)
Kozak, M.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997452)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Measures of destination benchmarking.

This chapter has provided the basis of what kind of measures can be developed and how they can be applied to tourist destinations from the perspective of internal and external benchmarking. The chapter has also included a short discussion about how tourism authorities can use such data as...

Author(s)
Kozak, M.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997452)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conclusion.

As a method of seeking best practices by comparing one's own performance with others', the concept of benchmarking emerged in business management in the 1980s. Benchmarking, thinking and looking out of the box, has been adopted by a variety of national and international businesses in order to...

Author(s)
Kozak, M.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997452)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Measuring comparative performance of vacation destinations: using tourists' self-reported judgements as an alternative approach.

This study was designed to test the use of a practical approach developed: (i) to measure external performance of two international tourist destinations (Turkey and Mallorca, Spain); and (ii) to investigate their competitive position not only against each other but also against other major...

Author(s)
Kozak, M.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997490)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Destination competitiveness, the environment and sustainability: challenges and cases.

This book provides insights on the topic of tourism destination management, focusing on the analysis of three main issues: (1) the factors influencing destination competitiveness, (2) the environmental dimension of tourism (including climate change issues); and (3) destination sustainability. The...

Author(s)
Artal-Tur, A.; Kozak, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646978)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

This introductory chapter outlines the structure of this book which draws attention to the centrality of the environmental dimension in tourism and how it is currently reshaping the subjects of destination competitiveness and sustainability.

Author(s)
Artal-Tur, A.; Kozak, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646978)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Tourism destination competitiveness and innovation: the case of the Spanish Mediterranean coast.

This chapter focuses on competitiveness and innovation, with an application to the Spanish Mediterranean region. Building on a wide range of indicators, the chapter seeks to identify the main sources of tourism destination competitiveness. The most important factor for competitiveness identified is ...

Author(s)
García Sánchez, A.; Siles López, D.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646978)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Destination evaluation through the prioritization of competitiveness pillars: the case of Brazil.

This chapter analyses the tourism competitiveness of Curitiba, Parana, through the determination of the level of efficiency and the prioritization of competitiveness determinants. The determinants used in this analysis were based on the tourism competitiveness pillars defined by the Ministry of...

Author(s)
Gândara, J. M.; Chim-Miki, A. F.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646978)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Visual semantics and destination competitiveness: the case of wedding tourism in Mexico.

This chapter analyses how visual semantics in tourism marketing can be employed to foster the competitiveness of a destination. It is particularly interested in getting to know how the systematized use of schemas provides meaning to tourism communication and, in the current study case, how new...

Author(s)
Novo Espinosa de los Monteros, G.; Osorio Garcia, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646978)
Type
Book chapter

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