Tourism and hotel competitiveness research

Ming Chih Tsai, Haiyan Song, Kevin K.F. Wong

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Competitiveness has been a subject of study in the manufacturing and related sectors since the early 1990s. However, only recently have some researchers started to examine the tourism and hospitality competitiveness, both conceptually and empirically, with a particular focus on tourism destinations and the hotel industry. The goal of this article is to review the published studies on destination and hotel competitiveness, provide critiques, and point out future directions in tourism and hotel competitiveness research. Such a review shall provide researchers with a good understanding of the current status of competitiveness research and with a vision for advancing the existing knowledge of destination and hotel competitiveness.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)522-546
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Travel and Tourism Marketing
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2009


  • Competitiveness
  • Destination
  • Hotel
  • Productivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Marketing


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