Title

Measuring and Explaining Competitiveness in the Context of Small Island Destinations

Keywords

tourism management, competitiveness, small size, tourism index, panel regression analysis, Carribean

Abstract

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.

Publication Date

6-7-2010

Original Citation

Croes, R. (2010). Measuring and explaining competitiveness in the context of small island destinations. Journal of Travel Research, 50(4), 431-442.

Number of Pages

431-442

Document Type

Paper

Language

English

Source Title

Journal of Travel Research

Volume

50

Issue

4

College

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Location

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0047287510368139

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