Tourist destinations: management and certification systems

  • João Simões Faculty of Management, Polytechnic Institute of Tomar & TECHN&ART-IP
  • Eunice R. Lopes Faculty of Management, Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, TECHN&ART-IPT & GOVCOPP-UA
Keywords: destination, certification, tourism, management system, tourism certification


Certification is currently an unavoidable theme in several competitive management strategies, in that it reduces the cost of production of goods and services on the one hand and ensures quality consumer on the other. To obtain certification, the agents must meet certain standards (national or international) that vary depending on b the objectives of the different types of management systems operators (environmental, food, health, etc..). Being a tourist destination the stage of tourism, this can cover many operators, since there is no limitation as to its size or the number of agents it may contain. Thus , it becomes difficult to Full Certification of Fate , since besides being affect virtually all types of management systems , there is currently a Standard covering the whole tourism system , is currently attending the certification only some of the systems that are most evident in tourism . In this article we intend to make the analogy between the three axes Locations, Management and Systems Certification


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How to Cite
Simões, J., & Lopes, E. R. (2020, April 1). Tourist destinations: management and certification systems. Journal of Tourism and Heritage Research, 3(2), 207-220. Retrieved from