nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2020‒09‒28
three papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  1. What affect FIT tourist expanses on restaurants ? By SHLOMIT HON SNIR; Sharon Teitler Regev; Anabel Lifszyc-Friedlander
  2. Sustaining cultural tourism through higher female participation in Nigeria: the role of corporate social responsibility in oil host communities By Uduji, Joseph; Okolo-Obasi, Elda; Asongu, Simplice
  3. Developing Natuna: Integrating Tourism, Marine and Infrastructure Strategies towards Implementing Indonesia’s Global Maritime Fulcrum. Author: Tirta Nugraha Mursitama, Yi Ying, Bahtiar Saleh Abbas By Ahmad, Abdul

  1. By: SHLOMIT HON SNIR (Yezreel Valley College); Sharon Teitler Regev (Yezreel Valley College); Anabel Lifszyc-Friedlander (School of Health Professions, Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University)
    Abstract: As the tourism industry continue to grow, the share of independent tourists (FIT) within this industry is growing as well, and will probably increase even more following the trend of social distancing caused by the Covid-19. This paper focuses on the restaurant expenses of FIT tourists visiting Israel and identifies the factors affecting the expanse per day per person. The research is based on survey data collected from 414 tourists and analyzed using the OLS method. The results indicate that using social media before the trip increase the tourist expenditures on restaurants. Men spend more money per day per person on restaurants while length of stay have a quadratic effect on the restaurants expenses. That is as the number of night's increases the restaurant expenses per day per night decrease, but the effect in not linear. Other factors like the size of the party traveling together, the country of origin or purpose of the trip has no effect on the expenses. The results can help in targeting marketing efforts. Foe example, restaurants should promote themselves using social media.
    Keywords: Accommodation, Expanses, Tourism, Fit
  2. By: Uduji, Joseph; Okolo-Obasi, Elda; Asongu, Simplice
    Abstract: This paper adds to the gender discourse in sustainable African tourism development from the corporate social responsibility (CSR) perspective. Specifically, we examine the impact of CSR on the development of rural women in cultural tourism. A total of 600 rural women were sampled across the Niger Delta. Results from the use of a logit model indicate a significant relationship between CSR and cultural tourism development in oil host communities in Nigeria. This implies that CSR of a multinational oil company (MOC) is a critical factor for sustaining cultural tourism. The findings suggest increased female participation in General Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU) interventions of MOC and the need to pay close attention to which extent the participation of rural women in the GMoU projects may be limited by cultural and traditional obstacles.
    Keywords: Gender inequality, sustainable cultural tourism, corporate social responsibility, multinational oil companies, logit model, Nigeria
    JEL: F00 L80 O1 O55
    Date: 2019–01
  3. By: Ahmad, Abdul
    Abstract: Developing Natuna: Integrating Tourism, Marine and Infrastructure Strategies towards Implementing Indonesia’s Global Maritime Fulcrum BY Tirta Nugraha Mursitama, Yi Ying, Bahtiar Saleh Abbas
    Date: 2020–07–25

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