Smart or partly smart? Accessibility and innovation policies to assess smartness and competitiveness of destinations

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Title: Smart or partly smart? Accessibility and innovation policies to assess smartness and competitiveness of destinations
Authors: Rucci, Ana Clara | Moreno-Izquierdo, Luis | Perles Ribes, José Francisco | Porto, Natalia
Research Group/s: Economía de la Innovación y de la Inteligencia Artificial (ECO-IA)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Análisis Económico Aplicado | Universidad de Alicante. Instituto Universitario de Investigaciones Turísticas | Universidad de Alicante. Instituto Interuniversitario de Economía Internacional
Keywords: Accessibility | Innovation | Tourism destinations | Smart tourism destinations | Tourism competitiveness
Knowledge Area: Economía Aplicada
Issue Date: 17-Apr-2021
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: Current Issues in Tourism. 2022, 25(8): 1270-1288.
Abstract: In recent decades, policymakers worked to counteract the adverse effects of tourism on destinations, such as the problems of sustainability, wealth distribution or overtourism, among many other external issues. The answer seems to come from the so-called ‘intelligence’ in the destinations, that is, a necessary renewal to avoid losing competitiveness. In this research, we work on the hypothesis that smart or intelligent solutions applied in Spanish tourist destinations are having positive effects on their competitiveness. Hence, we apply a partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) model to address tourism smartness by taking two concrete strategies that are continuously repeated in the literature, that is the promotion of accessibility and innovation.
ISSN: 1368-3500 (Print) | 1747-7603 (Online)
DOI: 10.1080/13683500.2021.1914005
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2021 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Peer Review: si
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