Research Output

Differentiation and tourism destination development: small business success in a close-knit community.

  This paper considers small tourism business relations within a rural tourism destination. They are examined within the context of small business (predominantly hospitality-based) networks and their contribution to destination development. A cultural understanding of relations is presented through a qualitative research framework. Findings highlight the concept of differentiation at individual, business community and destinations levels. This ideal is discussed as a means for maintaining harmony within the business and wider social community through social network norms, which are reinforced at all levels of society.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    30 June 2008

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Sage

  • DOI:

    10.1057/thr.2008.26

  • ISSN:

    1467-3584

  • Library of Congress:

    GV Recreation Leisure

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    338.4 Secondary industries and services

Citation

Tinsley, R. & Lynch, P. (2008). Differentiation and tourism destination development: small business success in a close-knit community. Tourism and Hospitality Research. 8, 161-178. doi:10.1057/thr.2008.26. ISSN 1467-3584

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Keywords

Small tourism businesses; Networks; Community; Differntiation; Destination development;

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