nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2016‒02‒04
two papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  1. Sharing and Tourism: The Rise of New Markets in Transport By Christian Longhi; Marcello M. Mariani; Sylvie Rochhia
  2. Mutual Image Impacts of Events and Host Destinations: What We Know From Prior Research By Christian Dragin-Jensen

  1. By: Christian Longhi (Université Nice Sophia Antipolis; GREDEG-CNRS); Marcello M. Mariani (University of Bologna); Sylvie Rochhia (Université Nice Sophia Antipolis; GREDEG-CNRS)
    Abstract: This paper analyses the implications of sharing on tourists and tourism focusing on the transportation sector. The shifts from ownership to access, from products to services have induced dramatic changes triggered by the emergence of innovative marketplaces. The services offered by Knowledge Innovative Service Suppliers, start-ups at the origin of innovative marketplaces run through platforms allow the tourists to find solutions to run themselves their activities, bypassing the traditional tourism industry. The paper builds a taxonomy to apprehend the diversity attached to this growing platform economy, and uses this analytical framework to depict significant cases drawn from ridesharing or carsharing.
    Keywords: Sharing, platform economy, travel, transport, tourism industry
    JEL: L91 L83 L86 O33
    Date: 2016–01
  2. By: Christian Dragin-Jensen (Department of Environmental and Business Economics, University of Southern Denmark)
    Abstract: In the highly competitive marketplace for tourists and talented citizens, events have become increasingly important in acting as image builders for their host destinations. Equivalently, the image of a destination can have an impact on event perceptions, resulting in careful considerations for event managers and destination stakeholders to make when pairing an event with a host destination. This has resulted in a significant increase in publishing activity of image impacts on events and host destinations in the past decade, eventuating in a wide array of theories, methods and results. As a contribution to event and destination image impact research, this paper systematically conducts a review process and identifies 37 peer-reviewed articles that fall within its established research criteria, thereby synthesizing and gaining new perspectives, as well as presenting new implications by conjoining aspects of destination and event image research not previously compared.
    Keywords: Events, Image Impact, Event Tourism, Destination Image, Literature Review
    Date: 2016–01

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