nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2018‒11‒05
five papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  1. Awareness of Tourism Products and Tourist Satisfaction: A Case of Indonesia By Tri Palupi Robustin
  2. Financing of Sustainability Investments at Green Key Awarded Hotels in Mu?la. By Bilge TÜRKÜN KAYA; Erkan POYRAZ
  3. Tourism Pattern of Elderly People in Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand By Chombhak Klangrahad; Phuprurd Kanna; Charles-Amaury Quellec
  4. Mitigating externalities of terrorism on tourism: global evidence from police, security officers and armed service personnel By Asongu, Simplice; Nwachukwu, Jacinta
  5. Crossing Romantic Borders ? Jewish Female Tourists and Local Arab Men in Sinai By Darya Maoz

  1. By: Tri Palupi Robustin (Faculty of Economic and Business University of Jember, Indonesia Author-2-Name: Raden Andi Sularso Author-2-Workplace-Name: Promotor and lecturer at Jember University, Indonesia Author-3-Name: Imam Suroso Author-3-Workplace-Name: Co- Promoter and lecturer at Jember University, Indonesia Author-4-Name: Diah Yulisetiarini Author-4-Workplace-Name: Co-Promotor and lecturer at Jember University, Indonesia Author-5-Name: Author-5-Workplace-Name: Author-6-Name: Author-6-Workplace-Name: Author-7-Name: Author-7-Workplace-Name: Author-8-Name: Author-8-Workplace-Name:)
    Abstract: Objective - The Jember District has a very exotic beach tour of Papuma Beach, which shows its white sand and provides historical tours of the Cave of Japan. Papuma Beach is ranked number 1 of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the Jember District. This research aims to understand the influence of tourism product components on the satisfaction of tourists. The components of tourism products in this study include attractiveness, facilities, and accessibility. Methodology/Technique - This research is a quantitative study with a population of tourists visiting Papuma beaches. The number of samples in this study amounted to 40 samples. The data is analysed using a multiple regression analysis with the SPSS program. Findings - The results of the study show that the influence of tourist attractions and facilities on the satisfaction of tourists at the Papuma Beach Tour in the Jember District is strong. Novelty - However, the accessibility variable has no significant effect on satisfaction.
    Keywords: Tourism Products; Satisfaction; Multiple Regression Analysis; Papuma Beach, Indonesia.
    Date: 2018–09–30
  2. By: Bilge TÜRKÜN KAYA (Mu?la S?tk? Koçman University); Erkan POYRAZ (Mu?la S?tk? Koçman University)
    Abstract: As in all other areas, sustainability concept has become crucial in tourism sector. The Green Key award represents standard of excellence in the field of environmental and sustainable responsibility within the tourism industry. This eco-label is given to the tourism establishments according to the strict criteria determined by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). These criteria include energy, water, waste and environmental management. The Green Key Award system is applied in 56 countries, more than 2600 tourism establishments all over the World. In 2017, Turkey, as one of the favourite tourism destination, is ranked as the 8th among the 56 countries with 86 tourism establishments having the Green Key award. Mu?la province, as the 3rd most popular tourist destination in Turkey, attracts millions of domestic and foreign visitors every year with its natural and historical spots in Fethiye, Marmaris and Bodrum. There are 17 hotels taking the Green Key award in this city. This study is about financing of sustainability investments at tourism sector in Mu?la. For this purpose, a research with Qualitative Interviewing Technique will be conducted in Hotels having Green Key award in Mu?la. The aim of this study is to examine the sustainability activities in tourism sector and explore the sources of finance for these activities. In addition, consciousness about special resource and incentives will be analysed.
    Keywords: Sustainable Investments, Sustainability Financing, Sustainable Tourism, Green Key Award, Mu?la Tourism
    JEL: Q50 Q56 Q01
    Date: 2018–07
  3. By: Chombhak Klangrahad (Faculty of Management Science, Silpakorn University Petchaburi IT campus); Phuprurd Kanna (Faculty of Management Science, Silpakorn University Petchaburi IT campus); Charles-Amaury Quellec (Silpakorn University International College, Silpakorn University)
    Abstract: The study on Tourism Pattern of Elderly People in Hua Hin District was the quantitative research aimed to examine the tourism pattern of elderly people in Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province or their use of services, and understand the problems of travelling of elderly people in Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. The research was conducted with 385 samples. Data was collected using a questionnaire and statistics, which were frequency and percentage, were used.Analysis results of 385 samples? personal data indicated that 49.61% of the samples were male while 50.39% were female, aged between 56-60 years old, accounted for 46.75%. 83.64% were married and 91.17% had child or children. 43.12% of them earned 40,001-50,000 baht per month. 64.45% of them graduated with Bachelor?s degree. 45.79% were living in the central region. Most of them, 77.14%, were healthy. Regarding to the purpose of travelling, 62.86% would like to have a relaxation and 72.99% chose to visit the hotel or resort. 65.71% spent 1-2 days for the travelling which 37.92% travelled during the weekend. 51.43% travelled with private car. 89.09% of them travelled in group which 57.92% were family or relatives. In the trip, 68.57% had 4-7 companions and the expense of travelling was less than 10,000 baht, 46.23%. 37.40% of the expense was for accommodation. 47.01% of the travelers visited an ocean park and amusement park. They bought clothing as souvenir the most, 34.29%. 34.29% of them received the information about tourist site from television. 22.38% of them suggested that the security of tourist should be improved.
    Keywords: TourismTourism patternElderly people
    Date: 2018–07
  4. By: Asongu, Simplice; Nwachukwu, Jacinta
    Abstract: In this paper, we investigate the role of security officers, the police and armed service personnel in dampening the effect of terrorism externalities on tourist arrivals. The temporal and geographic scopes are respectively 2010-2015 and 163 countries. Four terrorism measurements are used. They include the number of: incidents, injuries, fatalities and property damages. The main findings indicate that armed service personnel can effectively be used to modulate the damaging influence of all four terrorism externalities in order to achieve a positive net effect on tourist arrivals. Conversely, the corresponding moderating role of security officers and the police is not statistically significant. Moreover, violent demonstrations and homicides have a harmful effect on tourist arrivals while the number of incarcerations displays the opposite effect. Policy implications are discussed.
    Keywords: Terrorism; Peace; Tourism
    JEL: D74 Z00
    Date: 2018–01
  5. By: Darya Maoz (Hadassah Academic College, Israel)
    Abstract: In 1979, Israel and Egypt signed the Camp David Accords, mandating Israel?s withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula, which had been seized from Egypt in the Six Day War of 1967. Since then Egypt and Israel?s relations have known ups and downs, but have generally remained cold. Many Egyptians hold harsh feelings toward Israel, especially since the second Intifada (an uprising of the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank) which broke out in September 2000. The same mistrust and negative attitude is also shared by many Israelis toward Egypt. The current study examines the fascinating subject of romantic relations between Israeli-Jewish women tourists and local Arab men in The Sinai Peninsula, a part of Egypt. The only place this special encounter could happen ? against the attitudes of societies and families ? is through tourism, which enables breaking even the strongest walls and let two rival sides live together in the most intimate way.Romantic relations between Jews and Arabs are rare and face obstacles and considerable opposition. In Israel, such relations elicit ?moral panic,? and there is a tendency to criminalize the Arab men and to portray the Jewish women as weak and foolish. Academic attention to mixed-faith relationships in Israel is quite rare and has focused on negative aspects. The current study forms part of a wider research conducted over a period of 14 years (2004?2018) designed to assess the relations and mutual attitudes and perceptions of Israelis and Egyptians using qualitative methods such as fieldwork, participant observation, semi-structured in-depth interviews, and informal conversations with Israeli tourists and Arab hosts. The purpose of the current study is to examine the romantic relations between Israeli-Jewish women and Arab men in a very complex sociopolitical context. Who are these people, how do they perceive their relations, and what are the political and emotional aspects (and implications) of their choices?
    Keywords: Romance tourism; interfaith relations; Qualitative methods; The Arab-Israeli conflict
    Date: 2018–07

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