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Innovative Integration in Tourism

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  • Romão, João

    ()
    (University of Algarve)

  • Rodrigues, Paulo M.

    ()
    (University of Algarve)

  • Guerreiro, João

    ()
    (University of Algarve)

Abstract

The differentiation of tourism destinations depends on the innovative integration of local cultural and natural characteristics of the territory into the regional touristic supply. A panel data model is used to identify – and to confirm – the influence of these “new” conditions for sustainable tourism development in the regional attractiveness in Southwest Europe, between 2003 and 2008. Other “traditional conditions” are also taken into consideration, namely those related to infrastructures and economic conditions. The work includes a critical literature review on the regional tourism systems, their relation with regional systems of innovation and the contribution of natural and cultural assets for the differentiation of tourism destinations.

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Paper provided by CIEO-Research Centre for Spatial and Organizational Dynamics, University of Algarve in its series Spatial and Organizational Dynamics Discussion Papers with number 2013-3.

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Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: 13 Feb 2013
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Handle: RePEc:ris:cieodp:2013_003

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Keywords: Tourism; Innovation; Differentiation; Nature; Heritage; Region;

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