Measuring and Explaining Competitiveness in the Context of Small Island Destinations
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Travel Res.
tourism management; competitiveness; small size; tourism index; panel; regression analysis; Caribbean; ECONOMIC-DEVELOPMENT; TOURISM DEVELOPMENT; CAUSALITY; DEMAND; GROWTH; Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism
This study measures and explains competitiveness among small island destinations. Current measures of competitiveness do not respond to the special needs of small island destinations. An alternative measurement suggests a more suitable Tourism Competitiveness Index (TCI), and through the application of panel regression analysis, tracks the most important factors affecting competitiveness among island destinations. The findings imply likelihood that more expensive destinations obtain a larger share of regional tourism revenues. The study concludes that providing a high-quality product may allow destinations to become and remain competitive.
Journal of Travel Research
"Measuring and Explaining Competitiveness in the Context of Small Island Destinations" (2011). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 1217.