nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2010‒11‒27
two papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
University Amedeo Avogadro

  1. Mapping of Media (Print) Industry in the North East By Athikho Kaisii
  2. Development Strategies for Tourism Destinations: Tourism Sophistication vs. Resource Investments By Rainer Andergassen; Guido Candela

  1. By: Athikho Kaisii
    Abstract: The approach of the study is focus more on state-wise instead of taking the North Eastern region as a whole. Information about respective state's print media is given. The focus is on daily, weekly, monthly. [WP No. 03/2008].
    Keywords: north eastern region, print media, assam, mizoram, arunachal pradesh, mass media, india, sikkim, tripura,
    Date: 2010
  2. By: Rainer Andergassen (Department of Economics, University of Bologna, Italy; RCEA, Italy); Guido Candela (Department of Economics, University of Bologna, Italy; RCEA, Italy)
    Abstract: This paper investigates the effectiveness of development strategies for tourism destinations. We show that resource investments unambiguously increase tourism revenues and that increasing the degree of tourism sophistication, that is increasing the variety of tourism related goods and services, increases tourism activity and decreases the perceived quality of the destination’s resource endowment, leading to an ambiguous effect on tourism revenues. We disentangle these two effects and characterize situations where increasing the degree of tourism sophistication is a viable development strategy and where it is impracticable without resource investment.
    Keywords: Tourism destination; tourism sophistication; resource investments; tourism demand; development strategy
    JEL: L83 O1 D11
    Date: 2010–01

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