nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2009‒12‒19
two papers chosen by
Antonello Scorcu
University of Bologna

  2. The Global Economic Crisis Hampers Human Development. How? By Degol Hailu

  1. By: Massimo Battaglia (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies - MAIN Lab, Pisa, Italy); Tiberio Daddi (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies - MAIN Lab, Pisa, Italy); Francesco Rizzi (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies - MAIN Lab, Pisa, Italy)
    Abstract: Attendance and expansion growth rates in the territory make the tourism sector of significant interest for the implementation of policies on environmental protection at EU level. The need to protect local natural heritage, to integrate the development policies of the tourism industry with other sectors that characterize a given territory, and to enhance environmental performance in key local tourist industry are some of the priorities that may appear conflicting at times. This paper describes a method of analysis and planning coordinated and shared across territories likely to promote potential directives of local governance, being integrated and oriented towards the sustainable development of the area, by then analysing their adoptability and effectiveness in diverse contexts. The project INTER.ECO.TUR., co-financed by the European Commission under the EU's INTERREG III-C, provided the case study - used for this research purpose - useful to analyzing the dynamics of sustainable tourism development within the European Mediterranean area. The debate of its results offers evidence on the possibility to develop such a governance process effectively, providing a thorough an assessment methodology enriched by a clear-cut analysis of its applied experiences.
    Date: 2009–07–01
  2. By: Degol Hailu (UNDP SURF)
    Abstract: For developing economies the current crisis means reduced demand for their exports, a decline in capital inflows and lower income from tourism. This One Pager discusses the transmission of the crisis from changes in aggregate variables to its impact on progress towards human development. The focus is on African economies.
    Keywords: The Global Economic Crisis Hampers Human Development. How?
    Date: 2009–09

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