The role of clusters in preventing tourism decline: a conceptual and empirical examination

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Title The role of clusters in preventing tourism decline: a conceptual and empirical examination
Author Lafferty, George; Van Fossen, Anthony Belgrano
Journal Name International Journal of Services Technology and Management
Year Published 2005
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Inderscience Publishers
Abstract In this paper we investigate a perennial issue in tourism policy, planning and research: how mature destinations can deal with the problem of stagnation and potential decline. The paper first examines the most influential model of tourism development: the tourist area life cycle model, indicating some of its strengths and limitations. We then discuss Michael Porter's concept of clusters, in order to assess how it might assist tourism policy-makers and planners to prevent tourism decline. We go on to compare the formation of tourism clusters in the two most important "sun and surf" destinations in the Oceanic tourism market – Queensland and Hawaii. The paper concludes by illustrating strategies for achieving effective tourism clusters and the prevention of decline in mature destinations.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalID=26&year=2004&vol=5&issue=5/6
Alternative URI http://inderscience.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&issn=1460-6720&volume=6&issue=2&spage=142
Volume 6
Issue Number 2
Page from 142
Page to 152
ISSN 1460-6720
Date Accessioned 2009-11-11
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Asia Institute
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Cross discipline
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/27328
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1a

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