nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2020‒10‒12
two papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  1. Behavioural changes in tourism in times of Covid-19: Employment scenarios and policy options By MARQUES SANTOS Anabela; MADRID Carmen; HAEGEMAN Karel; RAINOLDI Alessandro
  2. Corporate Social Responsibility and the Role of Rural Women in Strengthening Agriculture-Tourism Linkages in Nigeria’s Oil Producing Communities By Joseph I. Uduji; Elda N. Okolo-Obasi; Vincent A. Onodugo; Justitia O. Nnabuko; Babatunde A. Adedibu

  1. By: MARQUES SANTOS Anabela (European Commission - JRC); MADRID Carmen (European Commission - JRC); HAEGEMAN Karel (European Commission - JRC); RAINOLDI Alessandro (European Commission - JRC)
    Abstract: The present report provides an analysis of the potential effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on EU27 employment, as the result of tourism flow slowdown. Based on the results of recent surveys, the document quantifies the potential changes in tourist behaviour during the Summer and Autumn of 2020, as consequences of travel and mobility limitations, psychological and economic factors. Therefore, three potential scenarios for the coming months in relation to the volume of tourist arrivals are described, dependent on the evolution and spread of the virus. Subsequently, considering the tourism-employment relationship, the report displays an estimation for the number of jobs at risk in the EU27 in 2020, as a result of the slowdown of tourism activities. The report concludes by providing policy-recommendations for the short, medium and long-term.
    Keywords: Tourism, Scenarios, Employment, Covid-19, Behavioural changes
    Date: 2020–08
  2. By: Joseph I. Uduji (University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria); Elda N. Okolo-Obasi (University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria); Vincent A. Onodugo (University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria); Justitia O. Nnabuko (University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria); Babatunde A. Adedibu (Redeemer’s University, Ede, Nigeria)
    Abstract: This paper extends and contributes to the literature on tourism for transformative and inclusive growth from the corporate social responsibility (CSR) perspective. Specifically, we examine the impact of CSR of multinational oil companies (MOCs) on empowerment of rural women in strengthening agriculture-tourism linkages in Niger Delta region of Nigeria. A total of 800 rural women were sampled across the region. Results from the use of a logit model indicates that rural women seldom participate in the global memorandum of understandings (GMoUs) interventions in agritourism value chain projects, due to the norms and culture of the rural communities. This implies that if the tradition of the people continues to hinder direct participation of the rural women from GMoUs programmes, achieving gender equality and cultural change would be limited in the region, and rural women would remain excluded from the economic benefits of agritourism when compared with the male counterparts. The finding suggests that, GMoU interventions engaging women smallholders in the tourism value chain can be an important vehicle for advancing gender empowerment and fostering social inclusion. Also, cluster development boards (CDBs) should pay close attention to which extent the participation of rural women in the GMoUs projects may be limited by traditions.
    Keywords: Agriculture-tourism linkages; corporate social responsibility; multinational oil companies; young rural women; sub-Saharan Africa
    Date: 2020–01

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