nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2019‒04‒15
one paper chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  1. Resilience, tourist destinations and governance: an analytical framework By Nathalie Fabry; Sylvain Zeghni

  1. By: Nathalie Fabry (DICEN-IDF - Dispositifs d'Information et de Communication à l'Ère du Numérique - Paris Île-de-France - UPN - Université Paris Nanterre - CNAM - Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers [CNAM] - UPEM - Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée); Sylvain Zeghni (LVMT - Laboratoire Ville, Mobilité, Transport - IFSTTAR - Institut Français des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Aménagement et des Réseaux - UPEM - Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée - ENPC - École des Ponts ParisTech)
    Abstract: This chapter stimulates new and essential questions. Resilience gains in explanatory power if we skip from resilience applied to specific fields to systemic resilience. This shift puts forward the governance of a destination. A resilient destination can build and achieve resilience, which is necessary to increase inbound tourism, to ensure flexibility, transition, innovation, and to build a new trajectory for renewed attrac- tiveness or image. The resilience of a tourist destination is the ability of the stakeholders to accept shocks, which rely on planning and anti- cipation and responsiveness. It is simultaneously a decentralized pro- cess and collective response. The decentralized process offers several answers, while a collective response ensures flexibility for the develop- ment of the required capacity (Folke et al., 2005 ; Becken, 2013). In fact, a resilient-based destination is a learning destination. This point merits to be explored in more depth in future research.
    Keywords: Tourism,Resilience,Destination Management
    Date: 2019–03

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