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Tourism Destination Competitiveness: Measurement Issues

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  • Mendola Daria

    () (Department of Economics, Business and Statistics (SEAS), University of Palermo)

  • Serena Volo

    () (School of Economics and Management - Free University of Bolzano, Italy.)

Abstract

Composite indicators are a useful tool to synthetize and monitor multidimensional phenomena and in the last decade they are pervading several domains of tourism studies. This study includes a systematic review of destination competitiveness definitions, concepts and measures and the evaluation of existing composite indicators through the application of an enriched version of the OECD technical guideline to build composite indicators. The results and the knowledge gained through the analysis of the selected indicators provide tourism scholars and practitioners involved in measuring destinations’ competitiveness with both an assessment of available indicators´ ability to capture tourism competitiveness complexity and a statistical toolbox to assess their effectiveness in empirical evaluations.

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  • Mendola Daria & Serena Volo, 2015. "Tourism Destination Competitiveness: Measurement Issues," BEMPS - Bozen Economics & Management Paper Series BEMPS23, Faculty of Economics and Management at the Free University of Bozen.
  • Handle: RePEc:bzn:wpaper:bemps23
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    Keywords

    destination competitiveness; composite indicators; competitiveness determinants; tourism performance; index.;

    JEL classification:

    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • C18 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Methodolical Issues: General

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