From hub to tourist destination - an explorative study of Singapore and Dubai's aviation-based transformation
Lohmann, G, Albers, S, Koch, S & Pavlovich, K 2009, 'From hub to tourist destination - an explorative study of Singapore and Dubai's aviation-based transformation', Journal of Air Transport Management, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 205-211.
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The growth of air transport networks and deregulation have allowed small, low-populated places like Singapore and Dubai to become major international tourism destinations. Both have used tightly combined airline, airport and tourism strategies to help achieve this. Here we analyse developments in Singapore and Dubai by examining interactions between their airlines, airports, governments and tourism authorities, and how integrated management strategies leveraged their aviation traffic hubs to develop tourism destinations.