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Regional Competitiveness of Tourism Cluster: A Conceptual Model Proposal

Ferreira, João and Estevão, Cristina (2009): Regional Competitiveness of Tourism Cluster: A Conceptual Model Proposal.

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Abstract

Tourism is characterized for being a sector that has been highlighted as one of the activities with greatest potential for expansion on a global scale. For its growth potential and for being a product that can only be consumed in loco, tourism accepts the prominence role of being a strategy for local development. In this context the search for competitiveness is one of the key concerns of companies around the world. As clusters being a competent tool in companies’ performance, in regional development and in countries’ competitiveness, it is important to analyze its potential in tourism. This research aims to propose a conceptual model to analyze how a tourism cluster encourages its regional competitiveness.

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