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Title: An importance-performance analysis of destination competitiveness factors: case of Jablanica district in Serbia
Authors: Djeri L.
Stamenković P.
Blešić I.
Milićević, Snežana
Ivkov M.
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: © 2018 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. The principal aim of this paper was to explore destination competitiveness factors of Jablanica District (Serbia), by examining the attitudes of tourists. For research purposes, 32 attributes of destination competitiveness were rated with two parallel five-point Likert type scales–one by which tourists rated the importance of the attribute and the other by which they expressed their satisfaction with the same. A total of 378 validly completed questionnaires were collected and served as a basis for data analysis. By using a factor analysis, the most important destination competitiveness factors were extracted. Based on this factor solution, Importance-Performance Analysis (I.P.A.) was performed. Using I.P.A., this article examines the efficiency of the resources allocation based on isolated factors, and the possibility of creating management strategies to improve the competitiveness of this destination. The results of this study indicate that the factors of food and environment are of primary importance for tourists when choosing this tourism destination. Research results will be of great importance for tourism managers in the destination, as well as for authorities of local governments in the district, to better understand strengths and weaknesses of identified competitiveness factors and utilise them as a starting point for tourism development.
Type: article
DOI: 10.1080/1331677X.2018.1456351
ISSN: 1331-677X
SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-85045241174
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Hotel Management and Tourism, Vrnjačka Banja

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