nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2018‒08‒20
eight papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  1. Chinese visitors at Australia wineries: Preferences, motivations, and barriers By Ma, Emily (Jintao); Duan, Bob; Shu, Lavender (Mengya); Arcodia, Charles
  2. Does CSR contribute to the development of rural young people in cultural tourism of sub-Saharan Africa? Evidence from the Niger Delta in Nigeria By Joseph Uduji; Elda Okolo-Obasi; Simplice Asongu
  3. Interaction from tourism development in Port-au-Prince, Haiti By Mombeuil, Claudel
  4. The religious tourism in Greece: Case study of Saint John Russian in N. Evia By Chantziantoniou, Aggeliki; Dionysopoulou, Panagiota
  5. Tourism Planning and Tourismphobia: An Analysis of the Strategic Tourism Plan of Barcelona 2010-2015 By Martins, Marco Martins
  6. Gastronomic tourism and the creative economy By Martins, Marco
  7. Supporting Sustainable Livelihoods through Wildlife Tourism By Louise Twining-Ward; Wendy Li; Hasita Bhammar; Elisson Wright
  8. The prices of public goods and public bads for hotel rooms in Nord-Pas de Calais, France By Hakim Hammadou; Lévi Loïc; Jean Nowak; Sylvain Petit

  1. By: Ma, Emily (Jintao); Duan, Bob; Shu, Lavender (Mengya); Arcodia, Charles
    Abstract: China has become Australia’s most important source market and there are growing number of visitors participated in wine tourism. Using in-depth interviews, the study looked into Chinese tourists’ preferences, motivations and barriers to participate in wineries tours in Australia. The study enriched to literature on wine tourism. It offered practical implications for wineries and destinations to better understand and accommodate Chinese wine tourists’ needs and preferences.
    Keywords: Wine Tourism, Chinese Visitors, Preferences, Motivations, Barriers
    JEL: L83 M1 O1
    Date: 2016–09–21
  2. By: Joseph Uduji (University of Nigeria,Nsukka, Nigeria); Elda Okolo-Obasi (University of Nigeria,Nsukka, Nigeria); Simplice Asongu (Yaoundé/Cameroon)
    Abstract: Handicrafts are key cultural products consumed in the Nigeria’s tourism industry. Owing to low entry barriers, as handicrafts require a low level of capital investment, there is potential to develop viable linkages between tourism and local handicrafts sectors that create economic opportunities for local artisans. Thus, we assess the impact of a new corporate social responsibility (CSR) model of multinational oil companies on the development of rural young people (RYP) in cultural tourism in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. Six hundred RYP were sampled across the rural Niger Delta region. Using the logit model, results indicate that RYP have remained widely excluded from the General Memorandum of Understandings (GMoUs) interventions in cultural tourism projects due to the traditional beliefs that cultural affairs are prerogatives of elders, a caveat to the youths. This implies that if the traditions of the communities continue to hinder direct participation of the RYP from the GMoUs cultural tourism project interventions, achieving equality and cultural change would be limited in the region. The findings suggest that since handicrafts are key cultural products consumed in the tourism industry, GMoUs can play a role in helping to create an appropriate intervention structure that will be targeted towards youth empowerment in the area of traditional handicraft. This can be achieved if the Cluster Development Boards (CDBs) would focus on integrating rural young artisans into local tourism value chains and ensuring that they benefit economically from the sector. The CDBs should aim at creating space for the views of rural young indigenous people’s handicrafts; emphasizing the value of indigenous knowledge, particularly on arts and crafts for tourists and expatriate in multinational corporations in Nigeria.
    Keywords: Inequality, cultural tourism, handicrafts, corporate social responsibility
    JEL: O55
    Date: 2018–01
  3. By: Mombeuil, Claudel
    Abstract: Intensive or inadequate management of tourism and related development may affect the nature, integrity and the dominant features of an area. Local communities hosting tourism often are the weaker link which interacts with guests and service providers within the tourism value chain. Therefore, tourism development should embrace the paradigm of sustainability by improving the living conditions of host communities, ensuring efficient use of the resources available, and valorizing and preserving local heritage and traditions from any damages or loss. This paper examines the extent to which tourism development may affect social, economic, and environmental conditions of communities of the Sud Department of Haiti particularly Les Cayes. To meet the objective of this paper, we surveyed of 453 residents and examined their views on the influence of tourism development in the region. By using conducting this survey, we gathered insights on what is considered significant for the respondents, and also an assessed the influence of number of residents, place of residence, and coastal vs. Inland on residents' perceptions.
    Keywords: Residents’ perceptions; tourism development; Population Density; Type of Residency
    JEL: L83 O1
    Date: 2018–05–15
  4. By: Chantziantoniou, Aggeliki; Dionysopoulou, Panagiota
    Abstract: The prevailing political and economic conditions both in Greece and around the world determine the general development of all forms of tourism. The development of specific forms of tourism, such as that of religious tourism, gains tremendous interest in the present economic circumstances, as it is a factor in strengthening the national economy and at the same time a legacy for the future with enormous social, cultural and environmental significance. The development of a strategic approach to religious tourism can build on the comparative advantage of our country in this field by creating new tourist sites to attract tourists with intellectual pursuits and special interests. The Prefecture of Evia has a rich range of natural and cultural resources, with particular characteristics of beauty, uniqueness, and authenticity, elements that are required for the design and development of specific forms of tourism. In the case study on religious tourism in Saint John Russian in the Prefecture of Evia, an attempt is being made to explore the contribution of religious tourism to local development and the preconditions for the promotion of the pilgrimage of Saint John Russian to a major destination of religious and cultural interest of international scope. Additionally, an effort is made to highlight the importance of religious tourism as a special form of tourism that contributes to the development of areas hosting religious monuments. Identifying the opportunities and opportunities that exist, exploring its growth prospects and identifying emerging markets, dictates the formulation of policy proposals where combined with the existing specific forms of tourism it will show it as an essential factor in the systematic organisation, exploitation and promotion of the Area.
    Keywords: Tourism; religious tourism; religious motives; special forms of tourism
    JEL: L83 M0
    Date: 2017–12–31
  5. By: Martins, Marco Martins
    Abstract: The exponential growth of tourism has brought new challenges to destinations; how to plan themselves to avoid overtourism and this new form of intolerance, the so-called tourismphobia. In order to address the negative impacts of tourism and enhance the positive ones Barcelona has developed and implemented a strategic tourism plan. This paper seeks to understand how Barcelona addressed the tourismphobia problematic through planning: how it was done and which results were achieved in the end. This research reveals a clear gap between the planner’s intention and the plan’s implementation.
    Keywords: Strategic Tourism Planning; Overtourism; Tourismphobia; Sustainable Development; Resident Communities
    JEL: L83 O2
    Date: 2018–05–15
  6. By: Martins, Marco
    Abstract: The objective of this study was to better understand the relationship between gastronomic tourism and the creative economy. In the last years, there has been a solidification of gastronomy as the main motive to carrying out a trip. Tourists are in the 21st century «hungry» of new and different experiences. Tourist experiences and its outcome in which regards to the fulfilment or not of expectations is extremely important. The creative economy plays today a crucial role since gastronomic tourists are looking after the origin of the gastronomic food, legends and stories about food.
    Keywords: Cultural tourism; gastronomic tourism; creative economy; gastronomy; creative experiences
    JEL: L83 M3
    Date: 2016–12–12
  7. By: Louise Twining-Ward; Wendy Li; Hasita Bhammar; Elisson Wright
    Keywords: Environment - Ecosystems and Natural Habitats Environment - Environmental Protection Environment - Tourism and Ecotourism Environment - Wildlife Resources Industry - Accommodation & Tourism Industry
    Date: 2018–02
  8. By: Hakim Hammadou (EQUIPPE - Economie Quantitative, Intégration, Politiques Publiques et Econométrie - Université de Lille, Droit et Santé - PRES Université Lille Nord de France - Université de Lille, Sciences Humaines et Sociales - Université de Lille, Sciences et Technologies); Lévi Loïc (AGROCAMPUS OUEST); Jean Nowak (Université de Lille); Sylvain Petit (UPF - Université Polynésienne Française)
    Abstract: Most of the articles in the literature based on hedonic analysis focus on the private characteristics provided by accommodations. And if the area where is located the hotel is taken into account with the identification of public good, it is exclusively on the positive side. The use of Geolocalized Data Information (GIS) with a hedonic analysis permits to measure both negative and positive effects on prices. The aim of this article is to provide an indirect assessment of the detrimental impact of industrial legacy on the tourism attractiveness of a region by studying its effect on hotel rates. The hedonic method has been used to decompose hotel prices in Nord-Pas de Calais, an old industrial region in north of France, into the implicit prices of a set of attributes, both private and public, including the repellent public attributes inherited from the industrial past of that region.
    Date: 2018–07–06

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