nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2014‒09‒05
three papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  2. Climate Change and the Austrian Tourism Sector: Impacts, Adaptation and Macroeconomic Spillover Effects By Thomas Schinko; Judith Köberl; Franz Prettenthaler; Birgit Bednar-Friedl; Christoph Töglhofer; Georg Heinrich; Andreas Gobiet
  3. Potential of Tourısm in Regıonal Integratıon of Azerbaıjan in Competıtıveness Background By Elchin Akbarov

  1. By: Rufat Mammadov
    Abstract: The purpose of this article is to show the importance of tourism industry, indicate the current situation of tourism in Azerbaijan, show the current situation in the regions, the current policies and strategies for tourism, and in the conclusion to give proposals for future development of tourism. For this purpose, world literature in tourism will be analyzed, statistical information of Azerbaijan and World Tourism Organization will be used. To formulate the importance of tourism as the industry To show the mistakes in statistical information
    Keywords: Azerbaijan, Socio-economic development, Other issues
    Date: 2013–09–05
  2. By: Thomas Schinko; Judith Köberl; Franz Prettenthaler; Birgit Bednar-Friedl; Christoph Töglhofer; Georg Heinrich; Andreas Gobiet
    Abstract: Even if all greenhouse gas emissions stopped at once, temperatures are predicted to continue rising due to the inertia of the climate system. As skiing tourism in the Austrian Alps is highly climate sensitive, higher temperature and changed precipitation patterns require increased artificial snow making. However, spa and urban tourism rely less on climatic conditions and may benefit from a shift in demand. In this paper, we assess the different climate change impacts and adaptation options for the Austrian tourism sector up to 2050 by taking account of macroeconomic feedback effects. We find in each of the climate scenarios negative effects on demand in all tourism region types. For the summer season, the extent of potential climate change impacts are found to be smaller and the impact direction to be less clear. Due to macroeconomic feedback effects, also non-tourism sectors are affected, but while until 2020 negative spillover effects emerge due to reduced demand from tourism sectors, the effect becomes positive until 2040. Appropriate adaptation measures may counteract a substantial fraction of climate change impacts, but this increases production costs, especially for artificial snow making. In particular, adaptation leads to price increases in the “focus on winter tourism” region for all climatic scenarios in 2020. In contrast, adaptation in the other tourism region types may lead to price decreases due to higher cost savings from reduced heating and reduced relative prices from other inputs. See above See above
    Keywords: Autria, Energy and environmental policy, General equilibrium modeling
    Date: 2013–06–21
  3. By: Elchin Akbarov
    Abstract: Competitiveness is considered to be the main factor for achieving the success in market economy. Because, the main goal of any commercial organization is to expand its business in market, to make it robust and in worst case to stay in a stable condition without growth. In order to achieve this goal, profit maximizing with high level of sales must be set as the main target and competitiveness is required here. Competitiveness is always in a fashion and of use by developing and developed countries. Developing countries need it to get a market share and developed countries need competitiveness as a new source of growth. Nowadays in line with the globalization, tourism has became as one of the key sphere of development of many countries and recognized as one of the main sources of jobs, wealth, welfare and income. Understanding and measurement of competitiveness in tourism is a major consideration and bearing this in mind this paper has been prepared in order to give an overview of tourism in Azerbaijan, its potential and role in regional integration in the background of some indicators for measuring competitiveness in tourism by OECD. See above See above
    Keywords: Azerbaijan, Impact and scenario analysis, Impact and scenario analysis
    Date: 2013–09–05

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