Well-being for everyone involved in tourism: An invitation to create a destination well-being agenda
International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life
This chapter proposes a reflection on destination well-being as an overarching goal for destination development. Conceptualizing destination well-being as the quality of life of everyone involved, distinguishing tourists, residents and tourism workers, it discusses the state of research in terms of interactions among these groups and with the natural environment. The identification of research gaps, regarding especially the tourism workers and the feedback of the environment on everyone, as well as the differentiation of the groups according to their involvement, exposure and scope for interaction are presented as elements of a new research agenda. The contribution closes discussing the implication of setting destination well-being as an overarching goal for destination governance, opting for a re-territorialization of the strategy and a shift of strategic ownership from the DMO to the local political institutions.
In M. Uysal & M.J. Sirgy (Eds.), Handbook of Tourism and Quality-of-Life Research II: Enhancing the Lives of Tourists, Residents of Host Communities and Service Providers
Springer International Publishing
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Destination well-being; Autobiographical memory; Stakeholder interactions; Destination governance