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Study of the Tourism Competitiveness Model of the World Economic Forum Using Rasch’s Mathematical Model: The Case of Portugal

Department of Business Management and Economic History, Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism, Universidad de La Laguna, 38206 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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Sustainability 2021, 13(13), 7169; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13137169
Received: 31 May 2021 / Revised: 23 June 2021 / Accepted: 23 June 2021 / Published: 25 June 2021
In this paper, the potential of the World Economic Forum (WEF) model to analyze tourism competitiveness is studied. The study aims to analyze the WEF model’s validity, reliability and dimensionality. It attempts to determine the WEF model’s potential for studying tourism destinations’ competitiveness in an integrated context. Finally, using the WEF model, Portugal’s competitiveness is analyzed in an integrated and benchmarking context. The methodology used in this study is the Rasch mathematical model, a methodology that has been effectively demonstrated in social sciences. Competitiveness data from the latest available WEF Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report (TTCR-2019) has been used. The results show that the WEF model is statistically valid and reliable for studying competitiveness in tourism. Likewise, the WEF model’s high potential for the joint study of competitiveness and individual countries in an integrated and benchmarking context is confirmed. The study facilitates the development of policies to improve tourism competitiveness. View Full-Text
Keywords: benchmarking; competitiveness index; competitiveness report; rasch model; tourism competitiveness; World Economic Forum benchmarking; competitiveness index; competitiveness report; rasch model; tourism competitiveness; World Economic Forum
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Martínez-González, J.A.; Díaz-Padilla, V.T.; Parra-López, E. Study of the Tourism Competitiveness Model of the World Economic Forum Using Rasch’s Mathematical Model: The Case of Portugal. Sustainability 2021, 13, 7169. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13137169

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Martínez-González JA, Díaz-Padilla VT, Parra-López E. Study of the Tourism Competitiveness Model of the World Economic Forum Using Rasch’s Mathematical Model: The Case of Portugal. Sustainability. 2021; 13(13):7169. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13137169

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Martínez-González, José A., Vidina T. Díaz-Padilla, and Eduardo Parra-López. 2021. "Study of the Tourism Competitiveness Model of the World Economic Forum Using Rasch’s Mathematical Model: The Case of Portugal" Sustainability 13, no. 13: 7169. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13137169

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