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Author : Leo Jago & Margaret Deery
School/Work Place : Victoria University, Australia
Contact : Leo.Jago@vu.edu.au
Year : 2007

Innovation is fundamental to any industry in its quest to realising its potential. The tourism industry is no different in this pursuit of excellence and innovation but, unlike many other industries, it is largely comprised of small businesses that struggle to stay abreast of new innovations and adopt them. Many innovations, that are sought by the industry and developed accordingly, are not used for a range of reasons. The failure to adopt the new ideas then leads to reluctance to produce further innovations. Thus, it is argued, the main problem confronting the tourism industry is not so much the lack of innovation but rather the failure to adopt innovation. This paper examines the literature behind innovation adoption within the tourism industry, provides examples of innovation within the Australian tourism industry context and the difficulties faced by industry in the uptake of the innovative products. The paper concludes with recommendations to overcome these barriers for innovation uptake.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
5 Think Tank VII Environmentally Sustainable Practices of Victorian Tou... file 6176 Oct 13, 2013

Environmental sustainability has been a growing concern in our society for the past twenty years, and is a primary issue of many leaders of the tourism industry. In spite of the many efforts to encourage and/or enforce environmentally sound ...

Author: Sue Beeton, Sue Bergin-Seers & Christine Lee 

Year: 2007 

4 Think Tank XIV The Development of a National Tourism Research Agenda ... file 5491 Jun 26, 2014

A national research agenda identifies the research priorities that need to be addressed to “inform future policy and service delivery” by government and “for use by academics and practitioners to stimulate research, partnerships and collabor...

Author: Leo Jago & Margaret Deery 

Year: 2014 

3 Think Tank X The Importance of Networks for Innovation in Sustainab... file 4455 Oct 13, 2013

This paper highlights the importance of new and established networks that underpin the innovation processes in sustainable tourism. It will draw on published literature as well as case studies to describe the various types of networks that ...

Author: Jack Carlsen, Janne J. Liburd & Deborah Edwards 

Year: 2010 

2 Think Tank XII Intersecting Mobilities: Tourists with Vision Impairme... file 4427 Nov 06, 2013

While there has been a developing interest in mobilities amongst tourism scholars, the notion of immobilities has often been ignored. Yet, there are many people who do not participate in tourism or, if they do, only experience partial mobili...

Author: Jennifer Small 

Year: 2012 

» Think Tank VII The Uptake of Innovation in Tourism Organisations: Bar... file 2392 Oct 13, 2013

Innovation is fundamental to any industry in its quest to realising its potential. The tourism industry is no different in this pursuit of excellence and innovation but, unlike many other industries, it is largely comprised of small busines...

Author: Leo Jago & Margaret Deery 

Year: 2007 

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