Special Issue "Tourism Destination Management"

A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Manuel Rodríguez-Díaz

Department of Economics and Business, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 35017 LasPalmas, Spain
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Interests: destination management; destination marketing; distribution channels; logistic and supply chain management; online reputation; tourism marketing
Guest Editor
Dr. Tomás F. Espino-Rodríguez

Department of Economics and Business, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 35017 LasPalmas, Spain
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Interests: outsourcing, hospitality and tourism; supply chain management; operations management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is aimed at studies focused on the management of tourist destinations. Destinations are complex and adaptive systems, where the different elements that make them up have to be oriented towards achieving a common objective that improves the competitiveness of the destination. Five main lines of research on tourist destinations can be established: 1) the management, planning and marketing of destinations, with special attention to the tourism supply chain, communication and integral management; 2) the sustainability of resources and capabilities; 3) the renewal of destinations in order to update their offer and main resources to maintain competitiveness; 4) online reputation and communication through social media in order to create and enhance a strong brand image and customer loyalty; and 5) the application of new technologies in order to develop smart destinations where the techniques for managing big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence in the individual or collective elements of destination are implemented.

Dr. Manuel Rodríguez-Díaz
Dr. Tomás F. Espino-Rodríguez
Guest Editors

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  • Destination management
  • Destination planning
  • Destination marketing
  • Destination competitiveness
  • Destination positioning
  • Destination sustainability
  • Destination renovation
  • Destination reputation
  • Destination image
  • Destination big data
  • Smart destination
  • Hotel offer
  • Destination demand
  • Complementary offer
  • Destination security
  • Tourism supply chain
  • Social media destination
  • Online communication destination
  • E-WOM destination
  • Destination relational capabilities
  • Destination resources and capabilities
  • Revenue Management and prices
  • Positioning and integrated communication of tourist destinations
  • Management and development of tourism in natural and rural areas
  • Management and development of urban and cultural tourism
  • Management and development of tourism in coastal destinations and coastal areas
  • Quality management systems for tourist destinations
  • Sustainable management of tourism destinations
  • Implementation of tourism destination strategy: project management and monitoring
  • Management and Organization of the tourist destination: DMO
  • Human team management
  • Governance of tourism destinations

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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