Augmenting competitiveness of cities through tourism planning : the role of collaborative decision support systems

Yigitcanlar, Tan (2009) Augmenting competitiveness of cities through tourism planning : the role of collaborative decision support systems. In Proceedings of the Cities as Creative Spaces for Cultural Tourism Conference, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul.

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Many cities around the globe are now considering tourism facilities and their remarkable revenues in order to become competitive in the global economy. In many of these cities a great emphasis is given to the cultural tourism as it plays an important role in the establishment of creative and knowledge-base of cities. The literature points out the importance of local community support in cultural tourism. In such context, the use of new approach and technologies in tourism planning in order to increase the community participation and competitiveness of cities’ cultural assets gains a great significance. This paper advocates a new planning approach for tourism planning, particularly for cultural tourism, to increase the competitiveness of cities. As part of this new approach, the paper introduces the joined up planning approach integrated with a collaborative decision support system: ‘the community-oriented decision support system’. This collaborative planning support system is an effective and efficient tool for cultural tourism planning, which provides a platform for local communities’ participation in the development decision process.

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ID Code: 29519
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Knowledge-based Cities, Tourism Planning, Participatory Decision Making, Planning Decision Support Systems, Cultural Tourism, Geographic Information Systems, Community Orientated Decision Support Systems
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 26 Jan 2010 22:52
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:02

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