Innovation typology in tourism
into consideration business firms, while the tools for measuring innovation in the public sector are still to be developed.
In relation with the structure of the tourism sector, it is important to consider that innovation in SME’s emerges irregularly. This factor influences the measurement method to be applied, which should regard the development of organizations and destinations over long-time periods.
To summarize, the measurement of innovation at the macro level implies to regard several actors within and outside the tourism sector. Moreover, innovation measurement in the tourism sector should be based on innovation activities that include processes of production as well as acquisition of innovations.