Problematizing the Concept of Tourism Destination: An Analysis of Different Theoretical Approaches

  title={Problematizing the Concept of Tourism Destination: An Analysis of Different Theoretical Approaches},
  author={Saila Saraniemi and Mika Kyl{\"a}nen},
  journal={Journal of Travel Research},
  pages={133 - 143}
A tourism destination is one of the key concepts of institutionalized tourism, but researchers and practitioners still disagree on how it should be defined. When building a destination-wide brand, constructing local geographies, or promoting cooperation among entrepreneurs within a region, we must understand the nature of tourism destinations. We wish to take earlier categorization of destination concepts further by highlighting the assumptions and values that define the rather distinct ideas… 

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