Innovation patterns in sustainable tourism: An analytical typology

Anne Mette Hjalager*

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Resumé

Innovation in tourism is a matter of limited research and political consideration. Nevertheless, an increased environmental concern advanced by consumers, local inhabitants and authorities provokes innovative action within the tourism industry. This article offers a typology of innovations related to the environment. The following types of innovation can be distinguished: product innovations, classical process innovations, process innovations in information handling, management innovations and institutional innovations. The article concludes that innovations are predominantly launched as part of defensive strategies by the tourism industry. In addition, new products or processes are often exclusively a result of innovative efforts undertaken in other branches, for instance suppliers, causing a certain delay of endogenous innovation in the core tourism industry.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftTourism Management
Vol/bind18
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)35-41
Antal sider7
ISSN0261-5177
DOI
StatusUdgivet - feb. 1997
Udgivet eksterntJa

Fingeraftryk

Innovation
Sustainable tourism
Tourism industry
Process innovation
Environmental concern
Suppliers
Authority
Innovation process
Product innovation
Tourism
Management innovation
Defensive strategy
New products
Institutional innovation

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