nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2007‒11‒10
three papers chosen by
Antonello Scorcu
University of Bologna

  1. How to Promote Repeaters? Empirical Analysis of Tourist Survey Data in Kansai Region By Kaoru Okamura; Mototsugu Fukushige
  2. Regional spatial planning assessments for adaptation to accelerated sea level rise - an application to Martinique’s coastal zone By Christine Schleupner
  3. Evaluating the Regional Coastal Impact Potential to Erosion and Inundation Caused by Extreme Weather Events and Tsunamis By Christine Schleupner

  1. By: Kaoru Okamura (Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University); Mototsugu Fukushige (Graduate School of Economics, Osaka university)
    Abstract: It depends on the repeater tourists whether the sightseeing spot develops continuously or not . I n t h i s paper, we analyze the purposes of the tourists with d i fferent frequency for visiting by applying binary logistic model for questionnaire survey. The result shows that t h e t o u r i s t s w i t h d i fferent frequency f o r v i s i t i n g h a v e d i fferent purposes of t ourism. To promot e the repe a t e r t o u r i s t s , a sightseeing spots have various resources for tourism, which means not to develop new sight spots, but to present a new attr a c t i v e t o u r p l a n .
    Keywords: Repeater Tourists, Tourism Promotion, Tourism Policy, Binary Logit Mode
    JEL: R11
    Date: 2007–10
  2. By: Christine Schleupner (Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University)
    Abstract: Accelerated sea level rise and hurricanes are increasingly influencing human coastal activities. With respect to the projected continuation of accelerated sea level rise and global warming one must count with additional expenses for adaptation strategies along the coasts. On the mountainous island Martinique the majority of settlements are situated along the coast almost at sea level. But potential rises in sea level and its impacts are not addressed in coastal management, even if saltwater intrusion and coastal erosion with increasing offshore loss of sediment are locally already a severe problem. Following article deals with the evaluation of human vulnerability to accelerated sea level rise on the Martinique coast. In addition, it assesses the possible effects of sea level rise on the island for future regional planning purposes spatially. The actual situation and legislation measures for coastal zone management of the island are described and sea level rise response strategies are discussed. This paper sees itself as recommendation of action not only for Martinique.
    Keywords: GIS Modelling, Spatial Analysis, Caribbean, Climate Change, Coastal Zone Management
    JEL: Q20
    Date: 2007–10
  3. By: Christine Schleupner (Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University)
    Abstract: Hurricanes as the main drivers of coastal erosion and inundation are frequent in the Caribbean region even under consideration of projected continuation of global warming. A GIS-based model for the island Martinique was developed that evaluates the sensitivity of the coastal areas to erosion, flooding and inundation. This includes the analysis of the potential impact area extension. The results are illustrated in sensitivity and risk area maps for the Martinique coast. They revealed a high impact potential along low lying coastal parts but also along those coastal stripes with erosive rocks. The maps serve as base for further vulnerability studies. The overall aim was to develop an appropriate methodology that is easily applicable and transferable to other coasts.
    Keywords: coastal zones, tsunami
    JEL: Q20
    Date: 2007–10

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