Globalisation as a Driver of Destination Competitiveness

Annals of Tourism Research, 43, pp. 628-633

14 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2013 Last revised: 26 Sep 2014

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Stanislav Hristov Ivanov

Varna University of Management (VUM); Zangador

Craig Webster

Ball State University

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

In this research note, the authors analyse the relationship between destination competitiveness and globalisation. Destination competitiveness is measured with the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index, while globalisation is measured with the KOF Index of Globalisation. The authors apply a cross-sectional analysis with 127 countries and territories to determine if globalisation is linked with destination competitiveness levels. The analysis illustrates that globalisation is highly correlated with destination competitiveness. Tourism policy implications and directions for future research are also discussed.

Keywords: destination competitiveness, World Economic Forum, Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index, globalisation

Suggested Citation

Ivanov, Stanislav Hristov and Webster, Craig, Globalisation as a Driver of Destination Competitiveness (2013). Annals of Tourism Research, 43, pp. 628-633. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2304400

Stanislav Hristov Ivanov (Contact Author)

Varna University of Management (VUM) ( email )

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Zangador ( email )

Varna, 9010
Bulgaria

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Craig Webster

Ball State University ( email )

2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306
United States

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