nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2019‒06‒10
four papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  1. Tourism and insecurity in the world By Simplice A. Asongu; Joseph I. Uduji; Elda N. Okolo-Obasi
  2. The smart destination strategy, a key factor for changes in vulnerable tourist destinations? By David Perrain; Philippe Jean-Pierre
  3. E-learning as a marketing tool for Tour Operators. The ‘Go Academy’ case study By Temperini, Valerio; Gregori, Gian Luca; Pizzichini, Lucia
  4. Conceptualizing triathlon sport event travelers’ behavior By Mason, Michela Cesarina; Moretti, Andrea; Raggiotto, Francesco; Paggiaro, Adriano

  1. By: Simplice A. Asongu (Yaoundé/Cameroon); Joseph I. Uduji (University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria); Elda N. Okolo-Obasi (University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria)
    Abstract: The study assesses the role of forces of law and order in modulating the insecurity-tourism nexus in 163 countries for the period 2010 to 2015. Policy syndromes or insecurity dynamics include: violent crime, access to weapons, political instability and perception of criminality while the policy variables of forces of law and order are captured with “security officers & police” and “armed service personnel”. The empirical evidence is based on Negative Binomial regressions. The findings show that the policy variables can be effectively used to crowd-out the negative incidence of policy syndromes on tourist arrivals. The results are contingent on net effects (from conditional and unconditional effects), insecurity dynamics and thresholds. A threshold is an inflexion point at which the unfavorable unconditional effect from a policy syndrome of insecurity on tourist arrivals is completely neutralized by policy variables of forces of law and order. Policy implications are discussed.
    Keywords: Insecurity; Peace; Tourism
    JEL: D74
    Date: 2019–01
  2. By: David Perrain (CEMOI - Centre d'Économie et de Management de l'Océan Indien - UR - Université de La Réunion); Philippe Jean-Pierre (IAE La Réunion - Institut d'Administration des Entreprises - La Réunion - UR - Université de La Réunion)
    Abstract: Tourism becomes an increasingly competitive market. The challenge of destinations relies on the capacity to reinvent oneself. This paper analyses le concept of tourism destination as a strategic tool for tourism development. We propose a form of territorial organization based on quintuple helix model. This one allows to ensuring the necessary agility for the success of a tourist mutation.
    Keywords: smart tourism,Smart destination,tourism competitiveness,Tourism management,Governance
    Date: 2019–05–23
  3. By: Temperini, Valerio; Gregori, Gian Luca; Pizzichini, Lucia
    Abstract: Professional training has become increasingly more important as the tourism industry grows and evolves. It plays a particularly vital role in supporting business competitiveness in the traditional distribution system. This has encouraged a growing focus on e-learning and on the interesting advantages that it opens up in training activities. However, it has been given limited attention as a useful tool for marketing purposes. This paper aims to analyze the use of e-learning in the marketing perspective, with specific reference to the relationship between tour operators and travel agents, using the case study of the e-learning platform, Go Academy.
    Keywords: marketing; e-learning; tour operator; travel agents; relationship
    JEL: I25 L83 M31
    Date: 2019–04–15
  4. By: Mason, Michela Cesarina; Moretti, Andrea; Raggiotto, Francesco; Paggiaro, Adriano
    Abstract: This paper analyzes the relationships between self-congruity, functional congruity, satisfaction, sport event involvement and behavioral intentions of triathlon sport travellers. The moderating effect of different training experiences is assessed in allowing these relations. 885 data were collected among triathletes participating to international triathlon competitions. A theoretical model has been developed and tested using Structural Equation Modelling (SEM). The majority of hypotheses are empirically confirmed. Regarding the moderation hypothesis, a multi-group SEM has been estimated (considering high-intensity and low-intensity sport training as moderators). Some differences between the two groups are highlighted, remarking the need to develop differential marketing strategies in active sport tourism.
    Keywords: sport tourism; triathlon; self-congruity; functional congruity
    JEL: L83 M31
    Date: 2019–04–15

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