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Amore, Alberto; Prayag, Girish; Hall, C. Michael (2018) Conceptualizing destination resilience from a multilevel perspective. Tourism review international: an international journal 22(3-4): 235-250.

Conceptualizing destination resilience from a multilevel perspective

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Author: Amore, Alberto1; Prayag, Girish2; Hall, C. Michael2,3,4,5
Organizations: 1School of Business, Law and Communications, Southampton Solent University, Southampton, UK
2Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
3School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden
4Department of Geography, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
5School of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Cognizant Communication Corporation, 2018
Publish Date: 2020-02-21


The concept of resilience has gained momentum in current tourism research, yet there are still flaws and discrepancies between the many notions applied in the field. These limitations are further evident when we focus on tourist destinations. The aim of this article is to advance the conceptualization of destination resilience through a multilevel perspective (MLP) that frames landscape, regime, niche, and actors as integrated elements of the tourism system. The resulting framework encompasses ecological, socioecological, sociopolitical, socioeconomic, and sociotechnological dimensions reflecting the embeddedness of resilience among heterogeneous and potentially complementary destination stakeholders. It is argued that the use of the MLP advances the understanding of tourism destination planning, particularly in contexts coping with gradual as well as drastic changes due to both demand fluctuations and supply-side disturbances.

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Series: Tourism review international. An interdisciplinary journal
ISSN: 1544-2721
ISSN-E: 1943-4421
ISSN-L: 1544-2721
Volume: 22
Issue: 3-4
Pages: 235 - 250
DOI: 10.3727/154427218X15369305779010
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 519 Social and economic geography
Copyright information: © 2018 Cognizant, LLC. This article is Open Access under the terms of the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND licence.