SMEs’ Integration into Global Value Chains in Services Industries: Tourism Sector

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SMEs’ Integration into Global Value Chains in Services Industries: Tourism Sector

Publication Number

APEC#219-CT-01.2

Published Date

August 2019

Type of Publication

Reports

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Committee on Trade and Investment(CTI)

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Description

This report presents a comprehensive research on structures, main strategies for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to participate in tourism global value chains (GVCs), as well as best government practices and policies on facilitating MSMEs access to tourism GVCs. It has been prepared to facilitate better understanding of the structure of tourism GVCs and the opportunities and challenges for tourism MSMEs in the Asia Pacific and provides APEC policy makers a set of recommendations to improve strategies to integrate MSMEs into tourism GVCs and how to enhance MSMEs competitiveness in tourism services . It includes survey results that present APEC economies’ issues to address the integration of MSMEs into GVCs, as well as a set of case studies including developed and developing economies’ best practices.