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DMO – A dummy-made organ or a really working destination management organization

Andrea Holešinská
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  • Department of Regional Economics and Administration, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University
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Published Online: 2013-10-08 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/cjot-2013-0002

Abstract

Destination management is considered as an advanced form of cooperation among tourism stakeholders who are associated in a destination management organization (DMO). In developed tourist destinations such as the Alpine regions, these institutions were formed spontaneously after a few years dealing with the socio-economic changes in demand to prove their competitiveness. This process strengthened their cooperation. In the Czech and Slovak Republic destination management does not have a long tradition. Although numerous tourism organizations have been established, their identification as DMOs is questionable especially considering the length of cooperation development in the Alpine regions. Therefore the article examines on an example of the Slovak Republic.

Keywords: DMO; Slovakia; destination management; cooperation; Czech Republic

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Published Online: 2013-10-08

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Citation Information: Czech Journal of Tourism, ISSN (Online) 1805-9767, ISSN (Print) 1805-3580, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/cjot-2013-0002. Export Citation

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