nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2015‒06‒13
two papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  1. Economic Advancement of Tourism Industry in Uzbekistan By Saliev, Firdavs; Soliev, Mukhammadkhon
  2. Cambodia: Diversifying Beyond Garments and Tourism: Country Diagnostic Study By Asian Development Bank (ADB); Asian Development Bank (ADB); Asian Development Bank (ADB); Asian Development Bank (ADB)

  1. By: Saliev, Firdavs; Soliev, Mukhammadkhon
    Abstract: This research empirically highlights the recent status of tourism development in Uzbekistan, with analyzing of current quantitative economic overview. As a Silk Road destination, country has underlined as one of the major tourist targets for developing and it has undergone many alters over a short historical period in terms of economic, environmental and social changes on tourism sector. On that basis, this work demonstrates up the overall internal and external economic perspectives of represented country according to their status quo. This conjectural framework is experienced tests by means of a study to demonstrate the strength of the touristic destination of many historical and touristic sites, which reflect the competitive reality of the World Heritage tourism destination in whole Central Asia. The results serve to state out major trends and gaps, which focus on further research on this topic globally, and also they might be useful in diversifying interventions to alleviate the impacts in the tourism industry advancement.
    Keywords: Silk Road, Uzbekistan, Tourism Management, Central Asia, Travel facilitation, investment destinations
    JEL: O1 O14 O4 O47
    Date: 2015–06
  2. By: Asian Development Bank (ADB); Asian Development Bank (ADB) (Economics and Research Department, ADB); Asian Development Bank (ADB) (Economics and Research Department, ADB); Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    Abstract: Cambodia has enjoyed over 2 decades of robust growth, with rising foreign investment and deepening integration into global and regional value chains. The country—once riven by civil war and conflict—is now politically stable and increasingly making its mark as the world’s eighth-largest rice producer, Asia’s 10thlargest garment exporter, and a rising tourist destination. Yet Cambodia faces considerable challenges. It suffers from major infrastructure deficits; limited skills development and education quality; and weaknesses in governance. Fiscal resources are also stretched. Moreover, for a successful transition to a modern industrialized economy, Cambodia needs to diversify and upgrade its productive capabilities. This publication examines the opportunities and the challenges, and offers recommendations for long-term socioeconomic strategy.
    Keywords: Cambodia, economic growth and development, human capital and decent employment, infrastructure development, weaknesses in governance, stretched fiscal resources, social protection, diversification, upgrading of productive capabilities, Rectangular Strategy, country diagnostic study, access to social services, garments industry, tourism, product space analysis, constraints to growth, constraints to inclusiveness
    Date: 2014–11

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