nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2017‒03‒05
two papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  1. Tourism global value chains and Africa By Jack Daly; Gary Gereffi
  2. Forecasting travelers in Spain with Google queries By Maximo Camacho; Matias Pacce

  1. By: Jack Daly; Gary Gereffi
    Abstract: As Africa continues to attract record numbers of international arrivals, there are industry undercurrents that influence the continent’s participation in tourism value chains. African tourism is characterized by high foreign demand, which elevates the position of global lead firms and increases leakages of tourism spending out of local economies. This paper identifies some of the variance that can be seen in different regions and countries across the continent, highlighting the policy interventions that can be implemented to increase efficiency and facilitate economic upgrading.Keywords: services, informal sector, economic growth, structural change, Tanzania, tourism
    Keywords: tourism, Africa, global value chains
    Date: 2017
  2. By: Maximo Camacho; Matias Pacce
    Abstract: We examine whether web search queries help economic agents with predictions about the checking in and overnight stays of travelers in Spain in real time. We show that the models including queries outperform models that exclude these leading indicators. In this way, we aim to contribute to the literature on the link between the Internet and the tourism market.
    Keywords: Economic Analysis , Spain , Working Paper
    JEL: E32 C22 E27 Z30
    Date: 2016–12

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