Saúl Cobo-Soler, Andrés Fernández-Alcantud, José María López-Morales, Marta Santamaría-García

Public support for entrepreneurship, human capital and talent in the context of Spanish tourism

The key challenges the Spanish tourism industry faces in the coming years are related to the necessity to promote and develop tourism activities based on entrepreneurship and its associated competitive advantages. This article submits a detailed and up-to-date overview of the contributory effects of governmental and public initiatives on entrepreneurship, human capital and talent in the tourism sector. This work also provides a regional analysis concerning entrepreneurial-tourism related public policies in Spain.

Keywords: tourism; tourism policies; competitivity; entrepreneurs; human capital.

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