The tourism and travel industry contribution to overall economic activities for regional or national are huge. This research is conducted to analyze the distinctive capabilities and competitive advantages in tourism sector in Aceh Province. The population was taken using cluster sampling of small scale tourism industry such as travel agents, hotel or hostel, restaurants and souvenir shops with total sample size are 50 firms in tourism industry. The data was analyzed using Linier Regression Analysis to find direct and indirect effects of variables tested. There is relationship between competitive advantage and business performance directly or indirectly. Tourism industry in Aceh need to revamp tourist infrastructure and maintain natural resources and heritage for its sustainable and originality so that the tourist can stay longer and hopefully they will attract more other tourist to visit Aceh.
Business performance, competitive advantage, distinctive capabilities, tourism industry.
The authors are with Syiah Kuala University, Banda Aceh, Indonesia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nurdasila Darsono, Afrida Yahya, and Rizki Amalia, "
Analysis of Distinctive Capabilities and Competitive Advantage on Business Performance of Tourism Industry in Aceh," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 4, no. 3, pp.