Innovation and Growth in Tourism

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How is innovation transforming tourism business models? By tackling the subject of innovation, this report touches upon an important dimension of tourism economics rarely examined at the international level. It provides information about the dynamics and characteristics of innovation in tourism, and gives examples of how business models are evolving as a result. It also aims to provide an important contribution to further research and policy work in this area. The report includes a discussion of the conceptual issues regarding innovation in tourism, it illustrates national and industry practices enhancing innovation in tourism, and provides insights into the potential role of tourism policy in innovation.



The French Initiative for Innovation in Tourism

How to Rejuvenate Supply and Increase the Productivity of the Tourism Sector?

This paper is divided into three sections. The first examines the forms of innovation in tourism through two main questions: what innovation in tourism is? and which innovations have brought genuine changes to this sector? The second section describes undertakings in the public sector. The third part looks at structures, agencies and networks designed specifically to support innovation and exchange of experiences.


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