Growth in tourism has resulted in escalating competition among destinations. Understanding destination competitiveness and its determinant factors is thus critical to tourism researchers and policy makers. Using partial least squares path modeling (PLSPM) on a cross-sectional sample of 154 countries, this study examines relationships among destination competitiveness and its predictors, including the economy, natural environment, and infrastructure.
ASSAKER, G., HALLAK, R., ESPOSITO VINZI, V. and O'CONNOR, P. (2013). An Empirical Operationalization of Countries' Destination Competitiveness Using Partial Least Squares Modelling. Journal of Travel Research, 53(1), pp. 26-43.