Handbook of Globalisation and Tourism
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Handbook of Globalisation and Tourism

Edited by Dallen J. Timothy

Globalization entails the world becoming a smaller place through political, socio-cultural and economic processes. These processes have salient implications for tourism, and tourism itself is one of the driving forces behind globalization. This book is a collection of conceptual treatises by international scholars about the dynamics and reach of globalization and its relationships with tourism. It anatomizes and deconstructs the global forces, processes and challenges that face the world of tourism. It is international in scope, encyclopedic in its conceptual depth, empirically evocative, and contemporary in its coverage.
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Chapter 18: Globalisation, innovation, and tourism

Mike Peters and François Vellas


In the past decades research on innovation in tourism emerged but mainly analyzed determinants of innovation processes both in enterprises and tourism destinations. Driving forces and barriers (e.g. competitive pressure, technology) and the role of certain stakeholders (e.g. entrepreneurs, employees or customers) in innovation were explored. As tourism became a truly global industry researchers need to further analyze how globalization correlates with tourism innovation. This chapter will describe how innovation can be interpreted as an engine for globalization and vice versa. The authors highlight these interdependencies and develop policy and managerial implications for destination management and tourism policy.

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