nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2016‒03‒10
two papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  1. Islamic Tourism Development in Cirebon: The Study Heritage Tourism in Islamic Economic Perspective By Jaelani, Aan
  2. A Study on Travel Blogs and Word of Mouth Communication By Tugay Arat

  1. By: Jaelani, Aan
    Abstract: Cirebon as a tourist town to face the problems related to the management of tourist attractions, hotel business development, renovation of buildings or cultural heritage, and the economic development of local communities in tourist locations. The needs of tourists and pilgrims is also a concern with fulfillment facilities that can give satisfaction and comfort. With the approach of explorative qualitative research, which explores the potential of tourism development or shari'a in Cirebon concluded that the tourism development of the Shari'ah requires management function in creative and innovative based on starategis planning, consistent implementation, and evaluation of the measured and constructive embody the values of Shariah in existing tourist attractions in Cirebon
    Keywords: Islamic tourism, shari’a, heritage tourism, development, Islamic economic
    JEL: B4 B41 J1 J14 J17 J19 L5 L6 L8 L83 Q01 Q26 Z1 Z10 Z12 Z13
    Date: 2016–01–10
  2. By: Tugay Arat (Selcuk University Faculty of Tourism)
    Abstract: Nowadays, consumers see tourism as an experience and while they are deciding which experience they want to live, they give more importance to past experiences. In addition, past experiences are more comprehensive and reliable. Blogs which are a major contribution to the tourism sector are used by more and more consumers; it is understood from the comments and from the counter. Because consumers want to make the right decision while they are purchasing a product. Moreover blogs have become extremely important for the customers to provide the opportunity for dialogue among themselves. In particular, travel blogs exchange information among tourists; it offers real information about the approach of market places and business destinations. With the perspective of a tourist, blogs; getting ideas from other travel-related consumer products is digitized word of mouth communication. The purpose of this study is type of communication and word of mouth work to examine the effects of these forms of communication. In this study, the best trip blogs is examined with analysis of web pages contents. The scope of content analysis is limited to the first fifty travel blog sites obtained from the google search engine.
    Keywords: Word of mouth communications, Trip blogs, Tourism

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