Understanding cyclic behavior in tourism destinations: Analysis of theories and concept for a new strategic management model

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dc.contributor.advisor Myers, James en_US
dc.contributor.author Foster, Beverly
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-06T19:46:40Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-06T19:46:40Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/14441
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to gather and analyze information on lifecycle theories that may provide tourist destinations with a better understanding on how to have more control over their long-term sustainability. An extensive literature review was conducted that resulted in identifying and analyzing four applicable models and theories. As a result of this analysis, the researcher concluded that these four theories and models do not independently nor collectively offer a single, comprehensive working model for destinations to use in evaluating and monitoring their strategy for long term success. To help bridge this gap and point the way toward a comprehensive operational and analytical tool, the researcher has proposed a new interactive model FOSTRAK It is suggested that FOSTRAK may offer tourist destinations a system for planned global positioning through constant awareness and evaluation of six critical survival factors. With an understanding of these six major interrelated survival components, destinations may be better prepared to implement strategic corrective-action needed to maintain a competitive edge and predictive course. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Service management en_US
dc.subject Tourism en_US
dc.subject.lcc G155.A1 F67 2000
dc.subject.lcsh Tourism--Management
dc.subject.lcsh Tourism--Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Tourism--Marketing
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainable development
dc.title Understanding cyclic behavior in tourism destinations: Analysis of theories and concept for a new strategic management model en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.college College of Applied Science and Technology en_US
dc.description.department School of International Hospitality and Service Innovation en_US
dc.contributor.advisorChair Jacobs, James

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