Comparative Advantage: Explaining Tourism Flows

Jie Zhang, Camilla Jensen

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The original research article is reprinted in this volume from Edward Elgar on the Economics and Management of Tourism:
‘Ritchie and Crouch’s book The Competitive Destination: A Sustainable Tourism Perspective (CABI, 2003) has become one of the seminal works in tourism destination research and management. It engendered a number of major research papers; many of which I was pleased to publish in the Journal of Travel Research. I am excited to see Geoff and Brent continuing their work with the publication of this edited book. The list of chapter authors is a “who’s who” of tourism researchers and includes many key destination competitiveness papers. In the eight years since their original work, the topic of destination competitiveness has become even more important. It is one of today’s key forces driving tourism research and destination management. I fully anticipate this book will become a required reader for tourism educators, graduate students and destination managers. I anticipate it will lead to yet another surge in excellent, important research.’
– Richard Perdue, Virginia Tech, US
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCompetitiveness and Tourism
EditorsGeoffrey I. Crouch, J.R.Brent Ritchie
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Publication date2012
ISBN (Print)978 1 84980 927 6
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
SeriesEconomics and Management of Tourism Series

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