nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2016‒08‒07
two papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  1. Happy Hosts? International Tourist Arrivals and Residents' Subjective Well-being in Europe By Ivlevs, Artjoms
  2. How to add value to a PDO (protected designation of origin) food product by using tourism, a case study in the cheese sector 2015 By Agnès Durrande-Moreau

  1. By: Ivlevs, Artjoms (University of the West of England, Bristol)
    Abstract: While there has been a growing interest in the relationship between perceived tourism impacts and residents' quality of life, little is known about how residents' well-being is affected by actual tourist arrivals. This paper studies the effect of international tourist arrivals on the subjective well-being – happiness and life satisfaction – of residents in European countries. Data come from the six waves of the European Social Survey, conducted in 32 countries in 2002-2013. The results suggest that tourist arrivals reduce residents' life satisfaction. This negative relationship tends to be more pronounced in countries where tourism intensity is relatively high, as well as among people living in rural areas. In addition, tourist arrivals have a greater negative relationship with the evaluative component of subjective well-being (life satisfaction) than its affective component (happiness).
    Keywords: life satisfaction, happiness, tourist arrivals, Europe
    JEL: L83 Z3
    Date: 2016–07
  2. By: Agnès Durrande-Moreau (IREGE - Institut de Recherche en Gestion et en Economie - USMB [Université de Savoie] [Université de Chambéry] - Université Savoie Mont Blanc)
    Abstract: This article focuses on the relationships that can arise between a food product under protected designation of origin (PDO) and tourism. A case study examines the PDO cheese Beaufort and highlights that this PDO food is really appealing to tourists, not only by its gustative but also by its cultural and symbolic aspects. Many types of agritourist activities can be identified. A dynamic relationship between the PDO product and tourism is emerging early in the history of the case and is strengthening over time in a sort of virtuous circle, which in addition creates new resources. Success factors are discussed and some of them reveal being inherent to any PDO product. The Beaufort case can be an example on how to add value to a PDO product by using tourism.
    Abstract: L'article s'intéresse aux relations entre les produits agroalimentaires d'origine protégée (AOP) et le tourisme. Au moyen de l'étude du cas Beaufort, la recherche met en évidence plusieurs résultats. L'AOP présente un attrait pour les touristes, non seulement au plan physique et alimentaire mais aussi au plan culturel et symbolique, ce qui stimule des formes de tourisme variées, qui sont examinées. Une dynamique s'instaure très tôt entre la production fromagère et le tourisme, qui se renforce au fil du temps et secrète de nouvelles ressources. A l'examen des facteurs de succès, il semble que toute AOP recèle un fort potentiel touristique et pourrait se valoriser en activant la dynamique observée dans le cas.
    Keywords: cheese,PDO (protected designation of origin),DPO (designated protection of origin),tourism,tourisme,agriculture,fromage,AOP appellation d'origine protégée,innovation
    Date: 2015–09–25

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