Local Governance, Resources and Tourism Promotion: The Case of Taormina

Title: Local Governance, Resources and Tourism Promotion: The Case of Taormina
Issue: Vol. 7, No 3, 2014
Published date: 20-09-2014 (print) / 20-09-2014 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Filippo Grasso
Keywords: marketing, territory, regional analysis, tourism
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2014/7-3/13
DOAJ: https://doaj.org/article/3012f7249df54d5ebe07691f2f0700b6
Language: English
Pages: 170-178 (9)
JEL classification: M31, O18, O20, L84
Website: https://www.economics-sociology.eu/?287,en_local-governance-resources-and-tourism-promotion-the-case-of-taormina
File http://www.economics-sociology.eu/files/17_53_Grasso.pdf

Only a few holiday destinations today are competitive in the global tourism markets. We take as a case study the Sicilian town of Taormina, which, as an international touristic destination, shows a strong untapped Potential for a relationship between tourism and local economic growth. We explain this factor as dependent on the model of interaction between local development and global markets, and on the ability of different stakeholders to create synergy for an efficient local tourist system. We examine the characteristics of a quality tourist destination through the lens of the local government system. We highlight the role of local governance in regulating relations with foreign tourist markets[1].