Tourism Destination Competitiveness in UAE: The Role of Strategic Leadership and Strategic Planning Effectiveness
Hamad Ali Salem Mahdi Alseiari1, Gamal S. A. Khalifa2, Amyia Bhaumick3
1Hamad Ali Salem Mahdi Alseiari, Faculty of Business and Accountancy, Lincoln University College (LUC), Selangor, Malaysia
2Gamal S. A. Khalifa, Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, Fayoum University, Egypt, and Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism, Lincoln University College (LUC), Selangor, Malaysia.
3Amyia Bhaumick, Lincoln University College (LUC), Selangor, Malaysia.

Manuscript received on November 15, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 23, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 30, 2019. | PP: 860-865 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D7457118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D7457.118419

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Abstract: Building competitive organizations requires a conscious management and a strong and effective leadership that recognizes the importance of sustainable development, and how to be applied in business organizations. The aim of the research is to test the association among Strategic leadership (SL), strategic planning effectiveness (SPE) toward tourism organization competitiveness (TOC) in UAE tourism industry. A quantitative research approach has been conducted for the study and survey-based method has followed in the research and distribute questionnaire among employee to collect data. The questionnaire has developed into five point Likert scale and structured questionnaires were distributed among UAE tourism employees. This study finding has showed direct and indirect relationships influences among variables. SL influence positively towards SPE, and TOC. Managerial and theoretical implications are introduced.
Keywords: Strategic Leadership, Strategic Planning, Competitiveness, UAE.
Scope of the Article: Problem Solving and Planning.