Post-COVID destination competitiveness

Jing Xu, Bob McKercher, Pamela Sau ying Ho

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A number of frameworks have been developed examining destination competitiveness. While most recognise the roles crises can play, specific issues related to crisis and crisis management have not been fully explored yet. It is believed that crisis-related issues will gain more prominence in post-COVID-19 world. This conceptual paper argues that tourist’s perceptions of a destination’s crisis preparedness and sensitivity exert a direct impact on the perceived destination competitiveness. It further argues that this relationship will be moderated by tourist’s own willingness to assume some risk and his or her own congruence with the destination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1244-1254
Number of pages11
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2021


  • Competitiveness
  • congruence
  • crisis management
  • crisis preparedness
  • crisis sensitivity
  • risk


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