Competitiveness in the visitor economy: A systematic literature review

Yoo Ri Kim, Anyu Liu, Allan M. Williams

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Abstract

Competitiveness is a well-discussed research topic in various disciplines and fields, amongst which competitiveness in the visitor economy is a prominent research stream. With rapid transformations in the visitor economy, destinations, regions, sectors and businesses have had to adapt – with varying degrees of success – to internal and external changes, significantly affecting their competitiveness. Existing studies are dominantly based on a few pioneering models and indicators and relatively few empirically challenge the assumed causality of competitiveness factors at different scales. This article, therefore, conducts a systematic literature review of competitiveness in the visitor economy post-2005 and examines the intellectual and conceptual structures of the extant literature as a platform to identify knowledge gaps and emerging trends and perspectives for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)817-842
Number of pages26
JournalTourism Economics
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • competitiveness
  • destination
  • hospitality
  • systematic literature review
  • tourism
  • visitor economy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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