Special Issue "Strategic Planning and Management of Tourist Destinations"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 August 2020).
Interests: sustainable tourism; tourism economics; tourism policy; destinations management; tourism impacts
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Tourism is one of world’s main economic activities. In 2017, 1,400 millions of international arrivals were registered, a 6% more that the previous year. Likewise, it generates the 10% of GPD, the 7% of exports and 1 out of 10 job position worldwide.
Anyways, what really matters about tourism are not the numbers, but the multiplier effect and its capacity for, if adequate conditions are accomplished, make sure the territories sustainable development where tourism is set up.
In order to achieve this, it is necessary to plan and manage in a correct way the tourism activity in a territory, with the aim of guarantee the maximization of positives impacts which tourism brings and the minimization of negative impacts. If possible, the negative ones will be eliminated.
Strategic Planning and Management of Tourist Destinations is a key aspect so as to achieve these objectives due to it guarantees, on the one hand, the perfect integration of tourism into the economy, the society, the culture and the environment in those territories where tourism develops. On the other hand, it also has a key role to satisfy properly the tourism demand what is an essential point to ensure the viability of tourism projects in an increasing competition context.
In this sense, an optimal Strategic Planning and Management of Tourist Destinations must ensure the coherence between the development tendencies and real possibilities of implementation. This is what allow to design specific strategies and actions for each situation what raises the positive impacts.
Consequently, Strategic Planning and Management of Tourist Destinations allow to identify, define and guide the stakeholders who influence in tourism development by promoting synergies that raise effort efficiency and effectiveness. Besides, it fosters the development of a holistic comprehensive vision that promotes innovation to overcome paradigms and barriers to the tourism development.
The aim of this Special Issue is to demonstrate the importance of Strategic Planning and Managements of Tourism Destinations to ensure a sustainable and competitive tourism destination that respond to expectations and needs of current costumers, who are more demanding about quality for the tourism experience they are seeking.
Prof. Dr. Juan Ignacio Pulido-Fernández
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- Strategic planning of tourist destinations.
- Destinations management.
- Analysis of sustainable tourist supply and value chain (productivity, quality, employment, training, efficiency, innovation, international operations, etc.).
- Social capital and Social Networks Analysis in tourist destinations.
- Competitiveness of tourist destinations.
- Sustainability of tourist destinations.
- Governance of tourist destinations.
- Stakeholder participation in the strategic planning and management of tourist destinations.
- Identification and valuation of tourism resources.
- Tourism policy.
- Marketing planning for tourist destinations.
- Planning and creation of tourism products.
- Co-creation of tourism products.
- Quality planning and management in tourist destinations.
- Accessibility planning and management in tourist destinations