A review of crouch and Ritchie's, Heath's, and Dwyer and Kim's models of tourism competitiveness

Ernest Azzopard, Robert Nash*

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Tourism literature includes several studies that either elaborate single variable models or present limited frameworks to explain tourism competitiveness, with a few exceptions focusing on developing a comprehensive tourism destination competitiveness model that incorporates numerous elements. In this article, the models of Crouch and Ritchie, Dwyer and Kim, and Heath are described in detail and are contrasted for their comprehensiveness as well as for their validity and applicability to specific destinations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-254
Number of pages8
JournalTourism Analysis
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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