Systems Approach as a Creative Driving Force for a Tourism Destination

Systems Approach as a Creative Driving Force for a Tourism Destination

Tadeja Jere-Jakulin (University of Primorska, Slovenia)
Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 19
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2016-0.ch001
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Abstract

This chapter introduces the systems approach as a creative driving force for a tourism destination. The approach encompasses methods of systems thinking and system dynamics that broaden horizons, search for synergy and involve decision makers in a tourism destination. As a complex system, a tourism destination needs an optimal approach to balancing its activities in tourism markets and solve problems, which occur because of the complexity. The chapter per author presents complex systems in general, the complexity of tourism destination, models of simulation methodology determination with participants' involvement and group decision-making support. On the basis of systems simulation methodology a causal loop diagram of dependence among environment attractiveness, a number of tourists and infrastructure investments are created. The chapter states that the main strength of system dynamics modelling lies in considering feedback loops, which are the answers to the behaviour of the system in the environment today and in the future.
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Background

The details of constructs, such as system complexity, systems thinking, decision-making creativity, building causal loop models and creating a simulation model in the frame of system dynamics for a tourism destination are discussed in this section.

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