Beauty as a factor of economic and social development
Article publication date: 8 January 2018
Issue publication date: 15 February 2018
The purpose of this paper is to discuss how aesthetic features can be the basis for a virtuous chain that leads to social and economic development.
The aesthetic characteristics of a destination are an important attractive feature. More than that, they can be considered a key determinant for economic and social growth. A conceptual support to this idea is presented here by following a line which links beauty to creativity, innovation and socio-economic development.
A purely qualitative and logical-deductive line shows how beauty, creativity and innovation are connected in a chain that leads to socio-economic well-being.
This paper is conceptual in nature. The authors intend to use these considerations as a basis for future research.
This paper contributes to the literature on destination governance highlighting a number of factors that are often underestimated.
Baggio, R. and Moretti, V. (2018), "Beauty as a factor of economic and social development", Tourism Review, Vol. 73 No. 1, pp. 68-81. https://doi.org/10.1108/TR-06-2017-0098
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