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Marketing Tourist Destinations in Emerging Economies

 Author: Ishmael Mensah, Kandappan Balasubramanian, Mohd Raziff Jamaluddin, Gina Alcoriza, Vanessa Gaffar, S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh  Category: Business & Management  Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan  Published: January 1, 2022  ISBN: 978-3-030-83710-5  Pages: 302  Download

Marketing Tourist Destinations in Emerging Economies
Towards Competitive and Sustainable Emerging Tourist Destinations

While tourism is a key economic generator for many countries, emerging economies are confronted with additional challenges that those well-established destinations in North America, Australia and Europe normally don’t have to contend with. The potential for terrorism, political unrest, natural disasters, accidents – not to mention epidemics – have the potential to derail tourism in emerging economies. To mitigate these risks, emerging destinations need well-coordinated management and marketing strategies. However, most texts on tourism destination marketing reflect destinations in more advanced countries.

This book acknowledges the fact that emerging tourist destinations have unique characteristics and challenges, which have implications for destination marketing. Highlighting the marketing challenges, best practices and strategies relevant to emerging economies, this book covers core topics such as image creation and branding, destination marketing during crises and pandemics, market segmentation and the travel decision making process among others.

Providing up to date knowledge on an otherwise under-explored topic, this collection is ideal reading for upper-level students, researchers and policymakers.

Ishmael Mensah is a Professor of Tourism and Hospitality Management and Ghana Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Cape Coast. He is also an external expert at Hunan City University.

Kandappan Balasubramanian is an Associate Professor with the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Events, Taylor’s University, Malaysia.

Mohd Raziff Jamaluddin, is a senior member of the Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management in the biggest university in Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi MARA.
Gina Alcoriza is an Assistant Professor and the program chairperson for the Tourism Management programme at the University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi, Legazpi City, Philippines.

Vanessa Gaffar is an Associate Professor of marketing in the Faculty of Economics and Business Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia. She is currently a Vice Dean for Academic Affairs.

S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh is an Associate Professor at the School of Hospitality, Tourism & Events, at Taylor’s University. Mostafa is an editorial board member of more than 10 reputed tourism and hospitality journals.