nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2019‒06‒17
five papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  1. Exploring community stakeholders’ perceptions of mass tourism: the case of Bruges By Hernandez-Maskivker, Gilda; Ferrari, Sonia; Cruyt, Aurélie Nathalie J.
  2. Film-Induced Tourism Model - A Qualitative Research Study By Mohanraj, Prasanna
  3. 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 I. Uduji; Elda N. Okolo-Obasi; Simplice A. Asongu
  4. Mitigating externalities of terrorism on tourism: global evidence from police, security officers and armed service personnel By Simplice A. Asongu; Jacinta C. Nwachukwu
  5. Drivers of eco-innovation in the Spanish hospitality industry By Magadán-Díaz, Marta; Sotiriadis, Marios; Rivas-García, Jesús

  1. By: Hernandez-Maskivker, Gilda; Ferrari, Sonia; Cruyt, Aurélie Nathalie J.
    Abstract: In the last years, there have been protests by residents against tourism in several destinations around the world. Tourists have also increasingly complained about destinations being overcrowded. At the same time, visitors are looking for more authentic experiences. Our research has been conducted in Bruges, one of the major tourist destinations in Belgium to analyse stakeholder’s perceptions of mass tourism and how destinations can ensure a more sustainable development. One of the major findings from this research is the importance of locals’ support to promote a sustainable tourism. Residents and local entrepreneurship could have a more positive attitude towards tourism if the positive impact outweighs the disadvantages of tourism. Practical and managerial implications are suggested.
    Keywords: mass tourism; overtourism; mature destination; sustainable tourism
    JEL: L83 R14 R33
    Date: 2019–04–15
  2. By: Mohanraj, Prasanna
    Abstract: The entertainment media industry has been successful in creating a favorable image of a destination in consumers‟ minds. Film-induced Tourism has defined as “Tourists‟ visits to a destination or attraction as a result of destination‟s being featured on television, video or the cinema screen” This article will discuss the importance and relevance of film-induced tourism and how it has helped to escalate tourism. Numerous international examples like “The Lord of the Rings” in New Zealand, “Troy” in Canakkale, Turkey, and “Braveheart” in Scotland are reviewed as success stories to this marriage between films and destinations.This article will be focusing on the influence that films have on choices of tour destinations and how this can tapped. Exploratory research design is adopted. Primary data was collected through Focus group discussion. A conceptual 3 P‟s model is developed to understand the extent of influence, movies have on tourism.
    Keywords: Film induced tourism, 3 Ps Model, destination placement, Focus Group Discussion and Qualitative Research
    JEL: M31
    Date: 2017–12–05
  3. By: Joseph I. Uduji (University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria); Elda N. Okolo-Obasi (University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria); Simplice A. 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, CSR
    JEL: F20 H20 M14 O11
    Date: 2018–01
  4. By: Simplice A. Asongu (Yaoundé/Cameroon); Jacinta C. Nwachukwu (Preston,United Kingdom)
    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
    Date: 2018–01
  5. By: Magadán-Díaz, Marta; Sotiriadis, Marios; Rivas-García, Jesús
    Abstract: The main goal of this research is to determine whether the accommodation capacity and the financial performance can be considered as the main driving forces of eco-innovation in the context of Spanish hotel industry. Eco-innovation is a challenge for tourism industry, given the connection and interrelationship between environmental quality and business performance. The eco-innovation plans represent a new field of research in its infancy. This paper addresses the conceptual evolution of eco-innovation to subsequently develop an analytical framework that tentatively explores this concept and its implementation in Spanish hotel companies through two basic internal characteristics of these organizations: their business performance and their respective size, measured in terms of accommodation capacity. The case study method was applied -through documentary evidence and structured interviews- to the 10 companies leading -in terms of turnover- the national hotel offering and have a remarkable international presence. All these interviews were conducted between November 6th, 2017 and February 28th, 2018.
    Keywords: Eco-innovation; environmental responsibility; hospitality industry; drivers; organizational change; Spain
    JEL: L83 M14 Q2
    Date: 2019–04–15

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