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Author : Larry Dwyer
School/Work Place : University of New South Wales, Australia
Contact : l.dwyer@unsw.edu.au
Year : 2008

This paper has five aims. First, to discuss the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) and the method of its construction. If the TTCI is to have policy significance it is essential that its components be identified and analysed as to their appropriateness. This task will involve a comparison with models of destination competitiveness developed by tourism researchers. Second, to assess the extent to which the TTCI meets the objectives of the WTTC and UNWTO which have supported its construction. Third, to explore the potential effectiveness of the initiatives emphasized by the WTTC in support of the TTCI as a tool to help reduce poverty in lesser developed countries. Fourth, to introduce a concept of ‘pro-poor tourism yield’ which can strengthen the TTCI as a tool for tourism development. Finally, the paper concludes with a discussion of the role that quality of life issues might play in development of models of destination competitiveness.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
7 Think Tank VIII A Conceptual Ex Ante Framework for the Strategic Study... file 7901 Oct 13, 2013

The area of sport event tourism has been growing over the last years, which led to an increasing amount of research that has analysed both the economic and social impacts of sport events. Whereas a substantial amount of ex post assessment fr...

Author: Nico Schulenkorf 

Year: 2008 

OPA: 2008 Runner Up 

6 Think Tank VIII Sustaining through Gastronomy: The Case of Slow Food M... file 7258 Oct 13, 2013

This paper is conducted within the interpretive paradigm, using subjectivist, non-positivist, qualitative approach to research started out of writer’s personal motivation after being exposed to a couple of Slow Food conviviums in the recent ...

Author: Miha Bratec 

Year: 2008 

» Think Tank VIII Destination Competitiveness and Policy Making for Pove... file 6361 Oct 13, 2013

This paper has five aims. First, to discuss the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) and the method of its construction. If the TTCI is to have policy significance it is essential that its components be identified and analysed as ...

Author: Larry Dwyer 

Year: 2008 

4 Think Tank VIII Linking Tourist Satisfaction to Happiness and Quality ... file 3976 Oct 13, 2013

Dominant tourist satisfaction measures, typically tied to service quality, have recently received much criticism by senior tourism academics (Ryan, 1995; Kozak, 2001; Pearce, 2005). These prominent tourism scholars commonly refer to very sim...

Author: Sebastian Filep 

Year: 2008 

3 Think Tank VIII An Assessment of Efforts to Enhance the Quality of Lif... file 2911 Oct 13, 2013

Quality of life studies are usually either objective or subjective in nature. Objective quality of life studies concentrate on social indicators whereas subjective quality of life studies attempt to assess the perceived satisfaction that in...

Author: Turgut Var, Erhan Ada, Gökce Ozdemir & Deniz Hasirci 

Year: 2008 

2 Think Tank VIII Assessing Whose Quality of Life: A Critical Examinatio... file 2698 Oct 13, 2013

Almost all the academic literature on tourism impacts has focussed on the consequences of tourism for the destination and its residents. Very little attention has been paid to the impacts of tourism on tourists. Virtually all cost-benefit an...

Author: Gianna Moscardo 

Year: 2008 

1 Think Tank VIII Enhancing the Quality of Life through Cultural Events:... file 2578 Oct 13, 2013

The Wadden Sea Festival in Denmark is based on the idea of integrating the coastal environment in the presentation of contemporary art. Specifically, unique tidal differences are utilized to stage a range of performances. The Wadden Sea Fest...

Author: Janne J. Liburd & Anja Hergesell 

Year: 2008 

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