IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Competitiveness of Slovenia as a Tourist Destination


  • Doris Gomezelj Omerzel

    (University of Primorska, Slovenia)


In an increasingly saturated market the fundamental task for the destination management, is understanding how tourism destination competitiveness can be enhanced and sustained. Competitiveness of a tourist destination is an important factor that positively influences the growth of the market share. Therefore tourism managers have to identify and explore competitive advantages and analyse the actual competitive position. There exist different approaches that model the competitiveness (Ritchie and Crouch 1993; Evans and Johnson 1995; Hassan 2000; Kozak 2001; De Keyser and Vanhove 1994; Dwyer, Livaic and Mellor 2003). Among all we follow the framework (Dwyer, Livaic and Mellor 2003), which was developed in a collaborative effort by researchers in Korea and Australia and presented in Sydney in 2001, and conduct an empirical analysis on Slovenia as a tourist destination. The aim of this paper is to present the model of destination competitiveness. The paper presents the results of a survey, based on indicators associated with the model, to determine the competitiveness of Slovenia as a tourist destination.

Suggested Citation

  • Doris Gomezelj Omerzel, 2006. "Competitiveness of Slovenia as a Tourist Destination," Managing Global Transitions, University of Primorska, Faculty of Management Koper, vol. 4(2), pages 167-189.
  • Handle: RePEc:mgt:youmgt:v:4:y:2006:i:2:p:167-189

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no


    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.

    Cited by:

    1. Oscar Claveria, 2017. "“What really matters is the economic performance: Positioning tourist destinations by means of perceptual maps," IREA Working Papers 201713, University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics, revised Jun 2017.
    2. Estevão, Cristina & Costa, Carlos & Fernandes, Cristina, 2019. "Competitiveness in the tourism sector: A bibliometric analysis," Journal of Spatial and Organizational Dynamics, Cinturs - Research Centre for Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being, University of Algarve, vol. 7(1), pages 4-21.
    3. Küçükaltan, Ebru Günlü & Pirnar, Ige, 2016. "Competitiveness factors of a tourism destination and impact on residents’ quality of life: The case of Cittaslow-Seferihisar," MPRA Paper 77464, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 22 Apr 2016.
    4. Danijel Drpiæ & Elena Rudan, 2019. "Event Competitivness in Heritage Tourism in Rural Croatia," Academica Turistica - Tourism and Innovation Journal, University of Primorska Press, vol. 12(2), pages 161-172.
    5. Abreu Novais, Margarida & Ruhanen, Lisa & Arcodia, Charles, 2018. "Destination competitiveness: A phenomenographic study," Tourism Management, Elsevier, vol. 64(C), pages 324-334.
    6. Yabibal Mulualem Walle, 2010. "Tourist Flows and Its Determinants in Ethiopia," Working Papers 001, Ethiopian Development Research Institute.

    More about this item


    previous visitation; Slovenia;

    JEL classification:

    • M31 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Marketing and Advertising - - - Marketing
    • M39 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Marketing and Advertising - - - Other


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:mgt:youmgt:v:4:y:2006:i:2:p:167-189. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Alen Jezovnik). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.