nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2019‒10‒28
four papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  1. Prediction of tourism in the sustainable development of Carpatian region By Katarína ?ulková; Mária Jano?ková; Adriana Csikósová
  2. Consumer behaviour in the tourism market typology By Adriana Csikósová; Katarína ?ulková; Mária Jano?ková
  3. The Potential Industry of Islamic Tourism in ASEAN Countries By Nurrachmi, Rininta
  4. Distance Matters: The Impact of Physical and Relative Distance on Pleasure Tourists’ Length of Stay in Barbados By Jackman, Mahalia; Lorde, Troy; Naitram, Simon; Greenaway, Tori

  1. By: Katarína ?ulková (Technical University of Ko?ice); Mária Jano?ková (Technical University of Ko?ice); Adriana Csikósová (Technical University of Ko?ice)
    Abstract: Tourism records considerably massive development as a single sector and its development can be contribution only in case it is in accord with the living environment and social acceptance. The goal of the contribution is to search sustainable development in area of tourism in the frame of Visegrad group visitors in Slovakia in comparing with whole world prediction development. The searching is made by external environment of tourism system, regarding present legislation about tourism support. The evaluation and comparing is done by the index of country attractiveness from the view of satisfied demands of visitors and their country origin. The main results show attractiveness of the Slovakia is considered as attractive country from the view of satisfied demands. By this way, there is confirmed space for visitation increasing as well as improving Slovakia perception as target country for tourism.
    Keywords: Country attractiveness; Development prediction; Sustainability; Tourism; Visegrad group
    JEL: F15 O52
    Date: 2019–10
  2. By: Adriana Csikósová (Technical University of Ko?ice); Katarína ?ulková (Technical University of Ko?ice); Mária Jano?ková (Technical University of Ko?ice)
    Abstract: The content of the contribution was an analysis of consumer behaviour in the area of tourism in the region of Slovakia. Contribution achieved the aim according theoretical and practical knowledge of the subject area to analyse the main factors influencing the consumer in tourism and specify a typology of customer in response to various segmentation variables. Research made in the region of Slovakia was connected with specification of consumers? typology by using of cluster analysis at the market of tourism according psychographic, demographical variables and single consumer?s behaviour in the individual segments. The research results were the basis for the formulation of conclusions and proposals for further research in the area of tourism market.
    Keywords: Consumer behaviour; Marketing research; Segmentation; Tourism; Typology; Slovakia
    JEL: M31
    Date: 2019–10
  3. By: Nurrachmi, Rininta
    Abstract: ASEAN countries are rich with natural resources and historical heritage. The high number of Muslim populations in ASEAN countries can be a potential revenue to promote Islamic tourism. This study aimed to examine the potential industry of Islamic tourism as an alternative revenue and it seeks to investigate the effective and efficient way in promoting Islamic tourism in ASEAN. There are many factors that promote Islamic tourism in ASEAN countries. Push and pull factors influence Muslim tourists is deciding which place they want to visit. Collaboration and coordination among ASEAN countries can enhance Islamic tourism in developing Islamic tourism which can provide economic benefit to enhance the countries’ revenue.
    Keywords: Islamic tourism, muslim, southeast countries
    JEL: E2 E24 O1 O11
    Date: 2019–10
  4. By: Jackman, Mahalia; Lorde, Troy; Naitram, Simon; Greenaway, Tori
    Abstract: This paper argues that length of stay is a reflection of the distance between the origin and destination country. Past interpretations of distance premised on spatial aspects. This study extends the dimensional space of distance to include socio-psychological dimensions, climate distance and economic distance. Our empirical analysis utilizes airport data covering over 350,000 pleasure tourists to Barbados from 144 countries. The results suggest that the length of stay of pleasure tourists to Barbados increases with geographic distance, cultural distance and climatic distance, but is inversely related to economic distance. We find no evidence that long-distance relationships (captured by transnational and diasporic relationships) affect tourist length of stay. Implications of these findings are provided.
    Keywords: Length of stay, Distance, Tourism demand, Cultural distance, Climate distance, Linder's hypothesis
    JEL: C13 C23 C51 L83
    Date: 2019–09–06

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