nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2020‒01‒27
two papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  1. Marketing suggestions for multi-religious tourism development: The case of Thessaloniki By Zouni, Georgia; Digkas, Dimitrios
  2. Regional Integration, International Tourism Demand and Renewable Energy Transition: Evidence from selected South Asia Economies By Murshed, Muntasir;

  1. By: Zouni, Georgia; Digkas, Dimitrios
    Abstract: Today, the desire of honoring God has been transformed into one of the most interesting tourism sectors, the religious one. Religious tourism, undeniably, is a special form of tourism, which presents great potential for the future tourism in general and especially in Thessaloniki, Greece. This study examines the potential development of a multi-religious tourism product, by focusing on monuments from these three monotheistic religions in Thessaloniki. Finally, through the analysis and listing of monuments, which are associated with Muslims, Jewish and Christians, some recommendations are given about a sustainable strategic marketing plan development and religious tourism product renewal.
    Keywords: religious tourism, pilgrimage, monotheistic monuments, multi-religious destination
    JEL: M0 M3 Z12
    Date: 2019–11–30
  2. By: Murshed, Muntasir;
    Abstract: The aim of this paper is to explore the international tourism demand-renewable energy consumption-intra-regional trade nexus across seven South Asian economies. The Emirmahmutoglu–Kose and Dumitrescu–Hurlin causality test results reveal unidirectional causalities stemming from tourist influx and intra-regional trade to renewable energy consumption. Moreover, bidirectional causality is found between tourism demand and regional trade. Thus, these results are anticipated to generate key policy implications.
    Keywords: tourism demand, renewable energy transition
    JEL: Q20 Q42
    Date: 2019

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