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Travel And Tourism Competitiveness Of The World’S Top Tourism Destinations: An Exploratory Assessment

  • Diana Balan

    (Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest)

  • Virgil Balaure

    (Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest)

  • Calin Veghes

    (Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest)

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    In the recent years, competitiveness has become one of the common conceptsemployed to approach and describe the sustainable development of the travel and tourism industry.Competitiveness of the travel and tourism industry, like of the tourist destinations, is defined takinginto consideration a set of reference elements related to the major dimensions of the industry, suchas the business environment, infrastructure, laws and regulations, and resources available. The paper assesses the competitiveness of the travel and tourism industry in the World’s top25 tourist destinations based on the methodology and the specific results provided in the Travel andTourism Competitiveness Report and taking into consideration the most representative performanceindicators of this industry, international tourist arrivals and international tourist receipts, providedby the World Tourism Organization.

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    Article provided by Faculty of Sciences, "1 Decembrie 1918" University, Alba Iulia in its journal Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Oeconomica.

    Volume (Year): 2 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 11 ()
    Pages: 43

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    1. Craigwell, Roland, 2007. "Tourism Competitiveness in Small Island Developing States," Working Paper Series UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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