nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2019‒07‒22
three papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  1. Economic development through halal tourism By Nasihin Aziz, Athoillah
  2. Tourism and insecurity in the world By Simplice A. Asongu; Joseph I. Uduji; Elda N. Okolo-Obasi
  3. Towards diversification of the economy of Kazakhstan via information support for the tourism industry By Anna Shevyakova; Eleonorа Munsh; Malika Arystan

  1. By: Nasihin Aziz, Athoillah
    Abstract: Tourism is a potential sector in the world. The increasing number of tourist destinations and investments has encouraged this sector to become a major factor in foreign exchange earnings, employment, and business and infrastructure development. At present, halal tourism (halal tourism) is becoming a world trend. This is in line with the increase in the number of Muslim tourists from year to year. This article will review the concept of halal tourism, potential, and halal tourism as an alternative to economic development.
    Keywords: halal tourism, potential, economic development
    JEL: L83 O10 Z10
    Date: 2019–07–03
  2. 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
  3. By: Anna Shevyakova (LLP "Rational solutions"); Eleonorа Munsh (EPAM Kazakhstan); Malika Arystan (Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsouz)
    Abstract: Raising awareness of tourism players requires improving the comfort of the information environment of their activities. In tourism practices, information support of tourist activities that ensures the comfort of tourist services and the attractiveness of the tourist region strengthens the motivation of consumers to visit this territory. The development of tourism demand, caused by tourists 'awareness, and at the same time demographic changes, accelerate the segmentation and the creation of new types of proposals. Recent advances in telecommunications, networking organizations, creation, and processing of databases and electronic marketing provide new business opportunities in the tourism sector and a significant impact on the model of traditional business. Therefore, the main sphere of changes and innovations in tourism is related to the use of information and communication technologies. Kazakhstan with its unique natural resources and original culture of the nomadic people has a huge untapped potential for tourism development in the international and regional markets. The tourism industry in the Republic of Kazakhstan is recognized as one of the priority branches of the economy at the state level. For example, in the implementation of the provisions of industrial-innovative development of the country's economy, the leading role belongs to the cluster system, in particular to the tourism cluster. Modern trends in the development of this industry are that tourists who have studied the most famous resorts in the world well are striving to those countries where the tourism sector is just beginning to develop. At the present stage of tourism development, Kazakhstan is becoming a more attractive country for extreme holiday lovers and people interested in history and the present of the countries located on the Great Silk Road. From this perspective, the attractiveness of Kazakhstan 139 is growing. The tourist potential of recreational resources and historical and cultural heritage allows the Republic to harmoniously integrate into the international tourism market and achieve intensive development of tourism in the country. This will ensure sustainable employment and income growth, stimulate the development of related industries and increase of investment flows in the national economy.
    Keywords: diversification,Kazakhstan,Kazakhstan's economic sectors,pre-employment,tourism,non-governmental organizations,information technologies and support,computer networks
    Date: 2019–06–30

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