Integrating the tourism industry: problems and strategies

Lafferty, George and van Fossen, Anthony (2001) Integrating the tourism industry: problems and strategies. Tourism Management, 22 1: 11-19. doi:10.1016/S0261-5177(00)00021-2

Author Lafferty, George
van Fossen, Anthony
Title Integrating the tourism industry: problems and strategies
Journal name Tourism Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0261-5177
Publication date 2001
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0261-5177(00)00021-2
Volume 22
Issue 1
Start page 11
End page 19
Total pages 9
Place of publication London
Publisher Pergamon/Elsevier
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Subject C1
350507 Tourism Management
720204 Industry policy
1504 Commercial Services
1506 Tourism
Abstract This paper addresses two interrelated issues in tourism development: horizontal integration within tourism's component sectors and attempts at vertical integration between them. The paper employs a conceptual framework adapted from regulation theory, to assess the dynamics of these processes, particularly in relation to airlines and hotels. Through examining some of the most important examples of both horizontal and vertical integration, it indicates how these have influenced contemporary strategies in the component sectors. The paper goes on to illustrate how trends towards Fordist organization within airlines have conflicted with post-Fordist trends in hotel operations, to undermine attempts at vertical integration across the tourism industry. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Environmental Studies
Regulation Theory
Horizontal Integration
Vertical Integration
Q-Index Code C1

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