nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2006‒07‒28
two papers chosen by
Antonello Scorcu
Universita di Bologna

  1. Sustainable Tourist Development In Italian Holiday Destinations By Cracolici, M. Francesca; Cuffaro, Miranda; Nijkamp, Peter
  2. Impacts of Tourism and Fiscal Expenditure on Remote Islands in Japan: A Panel Data Analysis By Noriko Ishikawa; Mototsugu Fukushige

  1. By: Cracolici, M. Francesca (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculteit der Economische Wetenschappen en Econometrie (Free University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics Sciences, Business Administration and Economitrics); Cuffaro, Miranda; Nijkamp, Peter
    Abstract: This paper argues that tourism will become a major activity in a modern welfare state, which will have serious consequences for environmental sustainability. This issue calls for an assessment of the pros and cons of the ecological efficiency of tourism. We propose an overall efficiency indicator that comprises both a sustainable tourism index and an economic efficiency index. Based on a data set for Italian provinces and using Activity Analysis, a quantitative assessment of the relative position of Italian tourist destination areas is made from the perspective of sustainable tourism.
    Keywords: Activity Analysis; Data Envelopment Analysis; Sustainable Tourism Destination; Tourist Performance
    JEL: L83 Q26
    Date: 2006
  2. By: Noriko Ishikawa (Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kobe Universit); Mototsugu Fukushige (Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University)
    Abstract: Japan consists of many small inhabited islands in addition to four main islands. We examine the impact of fiscal expenditure and the number of tourists on per capita taxable income in remote islands using panel data analysis. The results show that both fiscal expenditure and population size have significant positive impacts on per capita taxable income, whereas the number of tourists does not have statistically significant impact. They indicate that tourism development would not work as a substitute for financial support from the government. In other words, continuous financial support may be needed to maintain the islandsf economies.
    Keywords: Tourism Multiplier, Fiscal Multiplier, Remote Islands, Panel Data Analysis
    JEL: O23 R58 Q56 L83
    Date: 2006

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