Special Issue "Innovation and Strategic Management for the Development of Tourist Destinations"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.
Interests: tourism; tourist destinations; DMO; management; sustainability; hospitality
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Interests: tourist destinations; innovation; sustainability; customer's experience; hospitality
Tourism is one of the fastest-growing industries of this century, becoming a major area of interest for the world’s economy. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in 2018 there were 1.4 billion international arrivals worldwide (UNWTO, 2019), with an average growth rate of 5%. The impact of tourism on economy is considerable. Revenues from visitors’ spending have grown faster than the world’s economy, and the direct contribution of tourism to the world GDP was 3.6% in 2018 (UNWTO, 2019). In this context, it is necessary to innovate and manage correctly travel and tourism, in order to increase the competitiveness and performance of tourist destinations.
Innovation and a strategic management approach are the key aspects for a sustainable development of a tourist destination, due to the fact that they guarantee, on the one hand, the optimal integration of tourism into the economy, environment, and culture of that location—through the capacity to coagulate synergies—and on the other hand, they allow an adequate satisfaction of tourists’ demands and expectations.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to present and discuss the importance of innovation and strategic management to ensure the sustainable development of tourist destinations, so to improve their offers in relation to visitors’ expectations as well as their competitiveness in tourism, while preserving the environment.
We invite scholars interested in the sustainable development of tourist destinations to critically reflect on issues concerning the intersections between tourist destination, innovation, strategic management, development, and sustainability.
Contributions on the following themes are of particular interest, though papers on other relevant topics will also be considered:
-Tourist destinations strategy
-Development of tourist destinations
-Competitiveness of tourist destinations
-Performanceof tourist destinations
-Sustainability of tourist destinations
-Marketing and branding of tourist destinations
-Sustainable methods and tools for tourist destinations development
Dr. Diana Foris
Dr. Anabela Elias-Almeida
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- destination management
- development of tourist destinations