nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2012‒11‒17
two papers chosen by
Antonello Scorcu
University of Bologna

  1. How ChinaÕs Approved Destination Status Policy Spurs and Hinders Chinese Travel Abroad By Shawn Arita; Sumner La Croix; James Mak
  2. Urban sprawl occurrence under spatially varying agricultural bid-rent and amenities By Thomas Coisnon; Walid OUESLATI; Julien Salanié

  1. By: Shawn Arita (University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics); Sumner La Croix (UHERO, University of Hawaii at Manoa); James Mak (UHERO, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
    Abstract: ChinaÕs ÒApproved Destination Status (ADS) policy allows citizens of mainland China to take pleasure trips abroad on group package tours to countries that have negotiated and implemented agreements with China. In this paper, we examine the reasons for this unique preferential and incremental travel liberalization system and how it affects mainland Chinese outbound pleasure travel.
    Keywords: Tourism, Chinese Outbound Travel, China Approved Destination Status Policy
    JEL: F13 F14 L83
    Date: 2012–09
  2. By: Thomas Coisnon (Granem - Groupe de Recherche ANgevin en Economie et Management - Agrocampus Ouest - INRA : UMR49); Walid OUESLATI (UMR GRANEM - UMR MA 49 – Université d'Angers et Agrocampus Ouest - Université d'Angers); Julien Salanié (Granem - Groupe de Recherche ANgevin en Economie et Management - Agrocampus Ouest - INRA : UMR49)
    Abstract: This paper presents a spatially explicit model to examine the importance of agricultural amenities as a determinant of the urban and suburban spatial structure. By introducing endogenous agricultural amenities into the classical monocentric model, we provide an intuitive explanation of leapfrog development. We show how urban development patterns highly depend on the intensity of surrounding farms and their ability to produce amenities. We also show that, even in absence of a particular landscape feature or any exogenous source of amenities, fragmented urban sprawl is a natural development pattern for a city surrounded by a spatially varying agricultural environment. Finally, we show how land tax policies could curb urban sprawl under certain conditions on households' preferences and farming.
    Keywords: Etalement urbain; rente; agriculture; aménités; modèle monocentrique
    Date: 2012–09–28

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