Sustainable Tourism and Destination Resilience: A Symbiotic Relationship Based on Dynamic Capabilities?

  • Mustapha AHACHMI National School of Business and Management of Agadir, Ibn Zohr University of Agadir, Morocco
  • Reda TAMANINE National School of Business and Management of Agadir, Ibn Zohr University of Agadir, Morocco
  • Abdelhaq LAHFIDI National School of Business and Management of Agadir, Ibn Zohr University of Agadir, Morocco
  • Xavier BREDART Warocqué Faculty of Economics and Management (FWEG Mons), Mons university, Belgium
  • MBAREK HOUSSASS National School of Business and Management of Agadir, Ibn Zohr University of Agadir, Morocco

Abstract

Although tourism undeniably provides benefits, it also presents potential drawbacks to the socio-cultural and ecological systems and, at times, creates economic vulnerabilities. The current scholarly conversation around sustainable tourism mostly revolves on the consequences of tourist activities and the strategies for extending their viability. The susceptibility of the sector to interruptions and crises over long periods of time highlights the need of resilience in the field of sustainable tourism. In accordance with this viewpoint, the current text aims to define "the durability of sustainable tourism."

The purpose of this study is to explore the interconnections among tourism, sustainability, and resilience. It aims to identify the necessary conditions for sustainable tourism to stimulate economic growth, aligning with the environmental and socio-cultural values of the countries hosting the tourism industry. Additionally, it seeks to develop strategies to address potential crises and disruptions that may pose risks to the sustainability of tourism. This paper provides a critical evaluation of the alignment between these two paradigms and emphasizes the need of implementing a sustainable tourism strategy in tourist destinations. Our inquiry aims to expand the existing body of knowledge and provide new ideas on tourist resilience. We propose a conceptual framework that combines several models based on dynamic capacities.

 

Keywords:  sustainable tourism, Destination Resilience, Dynamic Capabilities

JEL Classification: R11, L83, Q56, O44

Paper type: Theoretical Research

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Author Biography

Mustapha AHACHMI, National School of Business and Management of Agadir, Ibn Zohr University of Agadir, Morocco

Ibn Zohr university of Agadir, Morocco & Mons university, Belgium

Published
2024-05-10
How to Cite
AHACHMI, M., TAMANINE, R., LAHFIDI, A., BREDART, X., & HOUSSASS, M. (2024). Sustainable Tourism and Destination Resilience: A Symbiotic Relationship Based on Dynamic Capabilities?. International Journal of Accounting, Finance, Auditing, Management and Economics, 5(5), 130-149. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.11154800
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