Destination branding : tracking brand equity for a competitive set of near-home destinations

Pike, Steven (2008) Destination branding : tracking brand equity for a competitive set of near-home destinations. In Clark, H. (Ed.) 2008 ISTTE Conference Proceedings, 30 September - 2 October, 2008, Ireland, Dublin.


In the emerging literature related to destination branding, little has been reported about performance metrics. The focus of most research reported to date has been concerned with the development of destination brand identities and the implementation of campaigns (see for example, Crockett & Wood 1999, Hall 1999, May 2001, Morgan et al 2002). One area requiring increased attention is that of tracking the performance of destination brands over time. This is an important gap in the tourism literature, given: i) the increasing level of investment by destination marketing organisations (DMO) in branding since the 1990s, ii) the complex political nature of DMO brand decision-making and increasing accountability to stakeholders (see Pike, 2005), and iii) the long-term nature of repositioning a destination’s image in the market place (see Gartner & Hunt, 1987). Indeed, a number of researchers in various parts of the world have pointed to a lack of market research monitoring destination marketing objectives, such as in Australia (see Prosser et. al 2000, Carson, Beattie and Gove 2003), North America (Sheehan & Ritchie 1997, Masberg 1999), and Europe (Dolnicar & Schoesser 2003)...

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ID Code: 30504
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Destination Marketing, Destination Branding, Performance Measurement
ISSN: 1091-9120
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TOURISM (150600) > Tourism Marketing (150604)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 12 Feb 2010 12:38
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2012 23:34

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