nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2015‒10‒04
two papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  1. Investment strategies in territorial development policies linked to culture and tourism. The investments in culture, tourism and trade in Tuscany for the 2007-2013 programming period By Sabrina Iommi; Donatella Marinari
  2. Measuring tourist satisfacction in Los Cabos By Plácido Roberto Cruz Chávez; Gustavo Rodolfo Cruz Chávez; Judith Juarez Mancilla; Francisco Isaias Ruiz Ceseña

  1. By: Sabrina Iommi (Istituto Regionale per la Programmazionae Economica della Toscana); Donatella Marinari (Istiuto Regionale per la Programmazionae Economica della Toscana)
    Abstract: This work offers an estimation of the cultural sector in Tuscany by determining the overall public investments with a survey of the expenditure on culture for the 2007-2013 programming period. The total amounts to 660 million Euros, which were financed jointly by European, national, regional and local funds, and used for 609 interventions in public infrastructures for culture, tourism and trade. Following their descriptive analysis that points out the distinctive characteristics in terms of thematic content, economic dimension and localization of projects, the work develops the analysis of the main drivers for the different investment choices, and finally estimates the impacts on medium-term job and income creation, and on the additional growth in tourist arrivals. A particular attention is paid to the effects related to the governance of investments, and firstly to the newly-introduced programming practices.
    Keywords: public funding, culture, tourism, Tuscany
    JEL: Z18
    Date: 2015
  2. By: Plácido Roberto Cruz Chávez (Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur); Gustavo Rodolfo Cruz Chávez (Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur); Judith Juarez Mancilla (Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur); Francisco Isaias Ruiz Ceseña (Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur)
    Abstract: To see the view of tourist after having interacted with the various tourist services, is important. This allows you to improve the performance of the localities and receiving as well to attract future an increased influx of visitors. That is why the private sector and the public they are interested to know the opinion of the tourist and his rating of the destination.In this sense, the aim of this work was to analyze the level of qualification and satisfaction of the tourists in the destination of the ends during the second half of 2013. Analyzing its characterisation and potential future through the methodology used by Center for Tourist Studies (CESTUR). It is important to note that the results indicated that Los Cabos has competitive advantages in infrastructure, customer service and the natural environment. As well as challenges to resolve how to increase the range of tourist activities and the change of image in the historical center of the destination.
    Keywords: Competitiveness, satisfaction and tourist profile
    JEL: P41 L38 P49

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