Document Type

Book Chapter


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Business and Management., 5.7 SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY

Publication Details

Gorman, C. (2005) Chap. 7. Co-operative Marketing Structures in Rural Tourism: The Irish Case pp. 121-137 in Rural Tourism and Sustainable Business eds. Hall, D, Kirkpatrick and I, Mitchell, M. pub. Channel View Publications


It is recognised that co-operative practises amongst tourism providers creates competitive advantage through utilising and sharing resources. This leads to efficiencies and more effective provision of a valued experience for the visitor. This chapter explores the co-operative practises being utilised by three groups operating within the rural tourism sector in Ireland. It identifies barriers to co-operation and summates that frequent communication and evident benefits are key considerations in implementing an effective co-operative approach.