Analysis of approaches to the classification of tourism destinations

Автор: Umanskaya M.G.

Журнал: Juvenis scientia @jscientia

Рубрика: Экономические науки

Статья в выпуске: 3, 2018 года.

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The term “tourism destination” has been long ago adopted in tourism economics and analyzed in many theoretical and practical aspects. The article examines approaches to the classification of tourism destination through defining its major properties, constituting an amalgam of concepts such as: (1) a geographical location, (2) a bundle of tourism goods and services, (3) special tourism business environment and infrastructure, (4) an image perceived and adopted by consumers. The framework of four approaches provides extended understanding of the tourism destination versatility revealing in merging of tourism geography, marketing, management and motivation theory, thus both supply and demand sides of the tourism industry are covered. The study presents seven classifications, which are analyzed in terms of completeness, potential issues of typification and practical application. Extensions and examples for existing classifications are proposed.


Tourism destination, classification, tourism economy

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