The Albergo Diffuso Model
Community-based hospitality for a sustained competitive advantage
Series:De Gruyter Studies in Tourism 2
This is the first book in the English language to be published on the Albergo Diffuso model.
The Albergo Diffuso model has been reported widely on radio and TV and newspapers including The New York Times, The Guardian and National Geographic.
Aims and Scope
The model of hotelier hospitality called "Albergo Diffuso" (aka: "scattered hotel"), awarded by the UNDP for its innovativeness sustainability and social inclusiveness, was engineered in Italy in the mid-90s. This book’s chapters describe: (1) its community-based hospitality model; (2) the key-requisites a healthy village should possess to set-up that innovation; (3) the Resource-Based Theory supporting its development; and (4) the related business model.