nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2019‒01‒21
four papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  1. Home away from home: A longitudinal study of the holiday appropriation process By Isabelle Frochot; Dominique Kreziak; Elliot Statia
  2. Conceptualizing ASEAN Tourism Brand: Towards A Coopetition Framework By Varintra Sirisuthikul
  3. An Analysis of the Impact of Economic Growth, Political Instability and Exchange Rate on Tourism Growth in South Africa By Daniel Francois Meyer
  4. The Contribution of Tourist Attraction, Accessibility and Amenities in Creating Tourist Loyalty in Indonesia By Tri Palupi Robustin

  1. By: Isabelle Frochot (IREGE - Institut de Recherche en Gestion et en Economie - USMB [Université de Savoie] [Université de Chambéry] - Université Savoie Mont Blanc); Dominique Kreziak (IREGE - Institut de Recherche en Gestion et en Economie - USMB [Université de Savoie] [Université de Chambéry] - Université Savoie Mont Blanc); Elliot Statia (Deparment of School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management, University of Guelph)
    Abstract: Tourism is an area of consumption that uniquely mixes both mundane and extraordinary components. However, mundane routines have been less investigated despite their role in the tourist experience. Routines can be analysed by using the concept of appropriation that investigates precisely how consumers anchor themselves in a new experience setting. To date, this concept has not been applied to tourism but it is particularly pertinent for this context since it provides a conceptual framework to understand how tourists establish a new temporary home and settle in a new location. A longitudinal study, conducted by in-depth interviews everyday of a one-week tourist stay at a ski resort, details the appropriation process day after day. The results point to the importance and interplay of the appropriation steps (nesting, investigating and togetherness) and how they collectively contribute to the experience. The study provides a revised appropriation model specific to the holiday context.
    Date: 2019
  2. By: Varintra Sirisuthikul (Faculty of Business Administration for Society, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand Author-2-Name: Author-2-Workplace-Name: Author-3-Name: Author-3-Workplace-Name: Author-4-Name: Author-4-Workplace-Name: 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 - This paper proposes an integrative framework in an attempt to conceptualize the branding of ASEAN tourism in a sustainable and unified approach based on the results collected from a sample of travellers visiting ASEAN destinations and tourism insights from NTOs or DMOs. Methodology/Technique - A mixed method is used to combine the quantitative and qualitative phases. A survey of travellers visiting ASEAN destinations (n=480) is conducted with a mix of Asian travellers and Western travellers, as well as 10 in-depth interviews with NTOs or DMOs to obtain tourism insights. Findings - The findings suggest that authenticity of the destination image is an integral part of ASEAN tourism. National Tourism Organizations (NTOs), Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) and other stakeholders of ASEAN tourism should adopt a coopetition framework and co-create a consistent and coherent positioning of the destination, while maintaining a competitive positioning of the nation, to achieve a sustainable brand of ASEAN tourism. Novelty - The paper highlights the needs for ASEAN NTOs and DMOs to enable coopetition for all tourism stakeholders for the promotion of the ASEAN brand. The proposed framework is seen as transformative in its ability to bring about collaborative and sustainable efforts to ultimately achieve an authentic ASEAN brand.
    Keywords: ASEAN Tourism Brand; Coopetition; Cooperation and Competition; Authenticity; NTOs; DMOs.
    JEL: M38 M38 L32
    Date: 2018–12–05
  3. By: Daniel Francois Meyer (North-West University)
    Abstract: Globally the tourism sector is one of the main economic sectors in attracting and generating foreign revenue. The sector accounts for seven percent of global foreign revenue as an export industry. In South Africa the low growth environment over the last decade has resulted in the need to find alternative economic sectors in support to traditional sectors such as mining and manufacturing, to drive higher levels of economic growth in the country. The aim of this study was to analyse the relationship between tourism as the dependent variable, and economic growth, exchange rate changes and political stability, as independent variables. The study region selected is South Africa, which is classified as a developing country and is in many cases seen as the proxy for emerging economies. This study followed a quantitative research approach with time series data from 1996 to 2017. The relationships between the variables were analysed by means of the Johansen cointegration, Vector Error Correction and Granger causality econometric models. The results indicated that there are both long and short-run relationships between the variables. A number of policy recommendations that could potentially contribute to the extension of the role of tourism in development include improved political and currency stability in the country as well as the relaxation of visa requirements.
    Keywords: Economic growth, political instability, South Africa, tourism
    Date: 2018–11
  4. By: Tri Palupi Robustin (Student Doctoral Faculty of Economic and Business, University Of Jember, Indonesia Author-2-Name: Raden Andi Sularso Author-2-Workplace-Name: Promoter and lecturer at Jember University, Indonesia Author-3-Name: Imam Suroso Author-3-Workplace-Name: Co- Promotor and lecturer at Jember University, Indonesia Author-4-Name: Author-4-Workplace-Name: 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 Pulau Merah Beach is the most beautiful beach and enjoys number one ranking from the other seven beaches. The unique beach of Pulau Merah in Banyuwangi is so popular among the people of East Java, it is also one of the destinations favored by foreign tourists, particularly for surfing. The Pulau Merah Beach is uniquely placed in a small hill located close to the shoreline. The Pulau Merah beach has a 200-meter-high hill and this reddish color causes the beach to be known as the Pulau Merah Beach. This study aims to determine the partial and simultaneous effects of tourist attraction, accessibility, and amenities on tourist loyalty on the Pulau Merah beaches. Methodology/Technique - This research is a quantitative study. The sample includes 80 tourists visiting Pulau Merah Beach. The data is analyzed using a multiple regression analysis with the SPSS Program. Findings - The results of the study show that tourist attraction, accessibility, and amenities have a significant, partial and simultaneous effect on tourist loyalty. Novelty - Attractiveness, accessibility, and amenities have a significant influence on the satisfaction of tourists.
    Keywords: Attraction; Accessibility; Amenities; Tourist Loyalty; Pulau Merah Beach.
    Date: 2018–12–04

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