nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2021‒03‒01
five papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  1. Summarizing Online Conversation of Indonesia Tourism Industry using Network Text Analysis By Andry Alamsyah; Sheila Shafira; Muhamad Alfin Yudhistira
  2. Professionalisation of short-term rentals and emergent tourism gentrification in post-crisis Thessaloniki By Katsinas, Philipp
  3. Tourism in the Post-Pandemic World; Economic Challenges and Opportunities for Asia-Pacific and the Western Hemisphere By Manuela Goretti; Lamin Y Leigh; Aleksandra Babii; Serhan Cevik; Stella Kaendera; Dirk V Muir; Sanaa Nadeem; Gonzalo Salinas
  4. Examining the relationship between Tourism Seasonality and Tourism Carrying Capacity indexes for the Greek prefectures By Krabokoukis, Thomas; Polyzos, Serafeim
  5. A survey of domestic coastal and marine tourism an leisure activities in Ireland By Hynes, S; Aymelek, M; Norton, D; Tsakiridis, A; Corless, R

  1. By: Andry Alamsyah; Sheila Shafira; Muhamad Alfin Yudhistira
    Abstract: The tourism industry is one of the potential revenues and has an important role in economics in Indonesia. The tourism Industry brings job and business opportunities, foreign exchange earnings, and infrastructure development, tourism also plays the role of one of the main drivers in socio-economic progress in Indonesia. The number of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia increase cumulatively and has reached 10.41 million visits or an increase of 10.46 percent from the same period in the previous year. Government trying to increase the number of tourists to visit Indonesia by promoting many Indonesian tourist attractions.
    Date: 2021–02
  2. By: Katsinas, Philipp
    Abstract: This paper contributes to research on short-term rentals (STRs), their suppliers and their impact on housing and the local community, focusing on Thessaloniki, a recessionary city off the tourist map until recently. Through the conduction of in-depth interviews with hosts and other key informants, and the analysis of quantitative data on Airbnb listings, I argue that: (1) far from enabling a sharing economy, Airbnb facilitates (re)investment in housing by different types of hosts. But investors outcompete amateur hosts and contribute to the professionalisation of STRs and the concentration of revenues. (2) the extraction of higher rents through STRs leads to the displacement of tenants and to gentrification in cities previously considered as ungentrifiable, driven by increased tourism and the short-term character of these rentals. However, the type and scale of investors involved, and the impact of gentrification are conditioned by contextual differences and the position of cities in the international competition to attract tourists.
    Keywords: Airbnb; gentrification; housing; Thessaloniki; tourism
    JEL: R14 J01
    Date: 2021–01–20
  3. By: Manuela Goretti; Lamin Y Leigh; Aleksandra Babii; Serhan Cevik; Stella Kaendera; Dirk V Muir; Sanaa Nadeem; Gonzalo Salinas
    Abstract: This departmental paper analyzes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tourism in the Asia Pacific region, Latin America, and Caribbean countries. Many tourism dependent economies in these regions, including small states in the Pacific and the Caribbean, entered the pandemic with limited fiscal space, inadequate external buffers, and foreign exchange revenues extremely concentrated in tourism. The empirical analysis leverages on an augmented gravity model to draw lessons from past epidemics and finds that the impact of infectious diseases on tourism flows is much greater in developing countries than in advanced economies.
    Keywords: Tourism;International tourism;Economic growth;Job creation;Tourism;Jobs;Diversification;COVID-19;Growth;Spillovers
    Date: 2021–02–19
  4. By: Krabokoukis, Thomas; Polyzos, Serafeim
    Abstract: Tourism seasonality and tourism carrying capacity are major issues in the study of the tourism phenomenon. Destinations with high values in related indexes are faced with tourism saturation and sustainability. Within this context, this paper examines the relationship between tourism seasonality and tourism carrying capacity of the Greek prefectures, on data referring for the year 2018. The analysis measures tourism seasonality based on the Relative Seasonal Index (RSI), while for measurement of tourism carrying capacity (TCC) used an index consisting of fourteen sub-indices. The two variables are examined by using statistical techniques to classify the Greek prefectures by their performance. In further analysis, is applying a simple linear regression and outlier cases identified. The overall approach proposes a useful quantitative tool for tourism management and regional development because it allows considering in common the temporal and spatial dimensions of the tourism seasonality phenomenon.
    Keywords: tourism seasonality; tourism carrying capacity; regional development; spatial distribution; classification
    JEL: L8 Q5
    Date: 2020–11
  5. By: Hynes, S; Aymelek, M; Norton, D; Tsakiridis, A; Corless, R
    Abstract: SEMRU, at NUI Galway, carried out a survey of domestic residents in Ireland in 2019 as part of the Marine Institute’s funded project “Valuing and understanding the dynamics of Ireland’s Ocean Economy” (PBA/SE/16/01). The purpose of the household survey was to profile the domestic market for single day trips (leisure) and overnight trips (tourism) for coastal and marine related activities in Ireland. The results of the survey are also used to estimate what proportion of an Irish resident’s total domestic tourism expenditure is in coastal areas (coastal tourism) and what proportion is spent on undertaking marine related activities (marine tourism). The survey complements SEMRU’s overseas marine tourism report published in 2019, where the demand for the same activities as analysed here was also examined amongst overseas visitors to Ireland.
    Keywords: Environmental Economics and Policy
    Date: 2020

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