Approaching tourism as a system, and how to build a model of it which works out in real life.
What is it about?
In the paper, the complexity of the tourism system, as well as modelling in a frame of systems dynamics, is discussed. The phenomenon of tourism, which possesses the typical properties of global and local organisations, is presented as a system with all the elements of complexity, which require an optimal methodology to explain the relations among them.
Why is it important?
A system dynamics methodology is shown as the appropriate one. Namely, due to its transparency is an excellent tool for modelling of complex systems and strategic decision-making assessment. We describe the tourism complexity and its problems and build a qualitative causal loop diagram, which will help to discuss the problem categorically. Finally, we build a simulation model in a frame of system dynamics as an illustration of the discussed methodology.
The following have contributed to this page: Prof Tadeja Jere Jakulin