Tourism in Spain and Greece - The Competitive Advantage Comparison Essay by Nicky

Compares the competitive advantages of tourism in Spain and Greece.
# 146289 | 1,340 words | 3 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 24, 2010 in Business (Industries) , Tourism (General)


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Description:

This paper examines the competitive and comparative advantages of tourism in Spain and Greece, highlighting various aspects of the industry to make its evaluation. The paper notes the advantages Spain holds over Greece in terms of hotel capacity, more UNESCO World Heritage Sites and tourist-draw cities. It also considers both country's climate and number and types of islands. Greece's comparative advantages to Spain are also listed, such as its historical significance. The paper also suggests ways that Greece could develop its comparative advantages, such as in business travel and conferences. The paper concludes by summarizing Spain's position as a world tourism leader, and also notes ways in which Greece could further develop its comparative advantages.

Outline:

Competitive and Comparative Advantages
Products
Economic Impact
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"In terms of absolute advantages, Spain has many. It is the larger of the two countries, and thus has greater capacity. Greece has hotel capacity estimated at 700,000, while Spain has the world's largest hotel capacity. In general, Spain has absolute advantages in tourism infrastructure. This includes international airports and train capacity in addition to hotels. Other advantages are its rental car system and ATM network, both well-suited for tourism (World Economic Forum, 2005) It is unknown which of the two countries has the greater cruise ship capacity, however, due to Greece's large number of islands."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • No author. (2005). World's Top Tourism Destinations. World Tourism Organization. Retrieved March 11, 2009 from http://unwto.org/facts/menu.html
  • No author. (2005). Spain Slips to 6th Place in Tourism-Industry Rankings. World Economic Forum. Retrieved March 11, 2009 from http://www.surinenglish.com/20090305/news/spain/spain-slips-place-tourism-200903051003.html
  • No author. (2005). International Tourism Receipts by Country of Destination. World Tourism Organization. Retrieved March 11, 2009 from http://unwto.org/facts/eng/pdf/indicators/new/ITR05_europe_US$.pdf

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