A national government’s tourism innovation initiatives: A review of tourism development policies in Norway

Mei, Xiang Ying, Arcodia, Charles and Ruhanen, Lisa (2010). A national government’s tourism innovation initiatives: A review of tourism development policies in Norway. In: Tourism: Creating a brilliant blend. The 21st Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education annual conference (CAUTHE 2011), Adelaide, Australia, (1-20). 8-11 February 2011.

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Author Mei, Xiang Ying
Arcodia, Charles
Ruhanen, Lisa
Title of paper A national government’s tourism innovation initiatives: A review of tourism development policies in Norway
Conference name The 21st Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education annual conference (CAUTHE 2011)
Conference location Adelaide, Australia
Conference dates 8-11 February 2011
Proceedings title Tourism: Creating a brilliant blend
Place of Publication Adelaide, Australia
Publisher School of Management, University of South Australia
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 20
Total pages 20
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Innovation in tourism has becoming increasingly important to create destination competitiveness. There is however poor understanding of the national government’s initiatives and role in tourism innovation. This study has reviewed tourism development policies in Norway using content analysis. The result indicates that the government recognises the importance of innovation in tourism and innovation is also encouraged. Nevertheless, through the three significant themes including network and collaboration, innovation in SMEs, and funding and support it has been revealed that government initiatives in developing an innovative tourism industry are not entirely new. In addition, the government may also be playing a too passive role as many of the innovation initiatives are emphasised as the responsibility of the private sector. Further studies which consider policies as well as perspectives of both Government officials and industry representatives or operators are needed in order to further understand government’s role in tourism innovation.
Keyword Norway
Innovation
Policy
Tourism
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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