Track 6: Competitiveness

Competitiveness is an important, long-standing theme of research in the visitor economy. In the post-pandemic era, how to sustain or re-gain competitiveness becomes a crucial question faced by both academic scholars and industry practitioners. We welcome contributions that both analyse and question the nature of the competitiveness of the visitor economy from a range of perspectives.

Track 6. Competitiveness Topics

The topics include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Demand analysis and forecasting
  • Productivity, efficiency and performance
  • Innovation, entrepreneurship, risk and uncertainty
  • Economic impact of the visitor economy
  • Corporate social responsibility and governance
  • Employment, labour mobility and gender
  • Sharing economy and destination competitiveness
  • Decision making, behavioural economics and competitiveness
  • Competitiveness in times of crisis
  • Competitiveness and sustainability

How to contribute

There are two ways to contribute to this track:

  1. Oral presentation. Submit a 500-word abstract by 6 January 2023. Outcomes will be communicated to authors by 3 February 2023. Please use the submission template (docx) to write your contribution
  2. Poster/interactive media presentation. Submit a poster/dashboard/video presentation by 10 February 2023. Outcomes will be communicated to authors by 24 February 2023. 

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