Tag: destination development

The World Bank builds country ownership in the National Tourism Strategy of Georgia

This case study showcases how not only execution but also tourism development planning requires strong contribution and engagement by local stakeholders. Without a good understanding of the local reality, planning is rather unlikely to be successful.

How to Avoid Being Anytown, USA: Part Three

Beyond the advantage for tourism development, caring about the city’s image and landscaping also has many benefits for other sectors of the economy, so long as it gains an advantage at gaining talent and therefore also further investments.

Disney “Commandments” = Great Learning for Cities and Downtowns

Disney once disrupted the tourism industry with its development of Theme Parks, and many others followed. However Disney best practices in destination development are not only useful for Theme Parks. Traditional destinations have a lot to learn. This article summarizes 10 key lessons on destination development by Disney

Typical challenges in mature destinations (I)

Mature destination face many different types of challenges which require both specific and holistic strategies, one of which is re-clustering the destination

Clustering benefits for sustainability

Clustering strategy has also many benefits for the destination sustainability, mainly due to the optimization of the planning, which in turn optimizes the tourism flows in relation to the resources and their carrying capacity

Cluster based competitive advantages

Considering clusters as tourism destinations, there are many possible sources of cluster based competitive advantages, many of which are up to operators and destination planners.