Competitiveness in the Tourism Sector

A Comprehensive Approach from Economic and Management Points

  • Authors
  • Wei-Chiang┬áHong

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-10
  2. Samuelson Wei-Chiang Hong
    Pages 1-17
  3. Samuelson Wei-Chiang Hong
    Pages 19-51
  4. Samuelson Wei-Chiang Hong
    Pages 53-87
  5. Samuelson Wei-Chiang Hong
    Pages 89-102
  6. Samuelson Wei-Chiang Hong
    Pages 103-106
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 1-27

About this book


International tourism is expected to be a major vehicle of economic development in industrializing countries in the 21st century, especially for Asia. To generate long-term growth, countries with tourism-based economies must develop strategies for employing their comparative advantages to achieve competitive advantages. However, competitiveness in the tourist industry is multi-dimensional and complex. This study evaluates the competitiveness of the Taiwanese tourism sector by a multi-dimensional framework. The theoretical model proposes that the competitiveness of tourist destinations should be composed of Ricardian comparative advantages (like the conditions of natural endowments and the degree of technological change); Porterian competitive advantages; tourism management, i.e., providing high quality education and job training, public goods, support services and reduced transaction costs to enhance comparative and competitive advantages; and environmental conditions.


Economic Development Porterian competitive advantages (PCA) Ricardian comparative advantages (RCA) Tourism competitiveness evaluation development

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Physica-Verlag HD
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-2041-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-2042-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1933
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