Tourism as a Strategic Option for Development of Less Developed Regions

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Abstract

More and more authors and practitioners are focusing on the competitive destination and not competitive countries: Porter (1998), Sharpley and Telfer (2002), (Ritchie and Crouch (2003), Weber and Tomljenovic (2004) and Vanhove (2011). Very few tourists visit countries such as Spain, USA, etc. Tourists are interested in regions and towns, such as Sevilla, Andalucía in Spain, the Algarve in Portugal, and New York in the USA. These are ‘tourism clusters’. Porter (1998) defines clusters as ‘geographic concentrations of interconnected companies and institutions in a particular field. Clusters encompass an array of linked industries and other entities important to tourism’.

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Migration Europe Transportation Income Beach 

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  1. 1.Regional PolicyCollege of EuropeBrusselsBelgium

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