nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2009‒06‒17
three papers chosen by
Antonello Scorcu
University of Bologna

  1. Tourism and economic dimension in Italy By Adalberto ALBERICI
  2. Tourism and growth in a cross-section of countries By Paolo Figini; Laura Vici;
  3. Tourism and Exports as a means of Growth By Isabel Cortés-Jiménez; Manuela Pulina; Carme Riera i Prunera; Manuel Artís

  1. By: Adalberto ALBERICI
    Abstract: The peculiarity of the tourist sector requires the recognition of the strategic significance of training and development of human resources, as an authentic and inescapable investment for the future. In this respect, both operative (for a direct relationship with the customer), professional (for the proposal and development of the new tourist supply, their management and organization), and managerial resources are critical
    Keywords: Location, Tourism, Network, Tourism industry, Territory
    JEL: Q5
    Date: 2007–10–11
  2. By: Paolo Figini (University of Bologna, Itlay and The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis, Rimini, Italy); Laura Vici (University of Bologna, Itlay and The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis, Rimini, Italy);
    Abstract: We provided an empirical assessment of the relationship between tourism specialisation and economic growth, by updating findings of previous papers written on this issue. We used data for more than 150 countries covering different time spans between 1980 and 2005. Contrary to previous findings (e.g., Brau et al., 2004 and 2007), tourism-based countries did not grow at a higher rate than non-tourism based countries, except for the 1980-1990 period for which, however, data on international tourism are not fully reliable.
    Keywords: tourism specialisation, economic growth, developing countries
    Date: 2009–01
  3. By: Isabel Cortés-Jiménez (Christel DeHaan Tourism and Travel Research Institute, Nottingham University Business School); Manuela Pulina (CRENoS Research Centre and D.E.I.R., Università di Sassari); Carme Riera i Prunera (Faculty of Economics, University of Barcelona); Manuel Artís (Faculty of Economics, University of Barcelona)
    Abstract: This study expands existing research by considering both exports and tourism as potential influencing factors for economic growth. While trade of goods has been proven as a means of growth for countries, inbound tourism as non-traditional exports, has been scarcely examined in the literature. Using data for Italy and Spain over the period 1954-2000 and 1964-2000 respectively, both exports of goods and tourism exports are included in the same model. Standard cointegration and Granger causality techniques are applied. The main results reveal the significance of both exports and tourism towards long-term growth with some peculiarities for each country.
    Keywords: Tourism, ELG Hypothesis, TLG Hypothesis, Trade, Growth
    Date: 2009–05

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