nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2021‒07‒19
three papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  1. The Effect of Tourism Activity on Housing Affordability By Mikulić, Josip; Vizek, Maruska; Stojcic, Nebojsa; Payne, James E.; Čeh Časni, Anita; Barbić, Tajana
  2. The opportunities of accessible tourism for disabled people By Islambekova, Zarnigor
  3. The Adoption of Circular Economy Principles in the Hotel Industry By Vanessa Gaffar

  1. By: Mikulić, Josip; Vizek, Maruska; Stojcic, Nebojsa; Payne, James E.; Čeh Časni, Anita; Barbić, Tajana
    Abstract: Although researchers have confirmed the impact of tourism on housing prices in many destinations affected with overtourism, they do not consider housing affordability in relation to the population’s income levels. This study explores the relationship between tourism activity and housing affordability, using a sample of Croatian municipalities. Specifically, the study investigates how tourist accommodation, concentration, seasonality and overall vulnerability to tourism influence housing affordability in this emerging tourism-driven European country. The results obtained reveal tourism intensification’s deteriorating effect on local residents’ abilities to afford housing. The findings indicate a particularly strong tourism seasonality impact, suggesting the presence of common negative externalities, such as employment fluctuations, difficulties in maintaining economic status, and revenue instabilities, in localities prone to seasonal tourism fluctuations.
    Keywords: tourism intensity; housing affordability; dynamic panel model; Croatia
    JEL: L83 R2 R31
    Date: 2021–01
  2. By: Islambekova, Zarnigor
    Abstract: This article describes the issues of the attitude and attention that need to be paid to a people with impairments in offering them some tourism services. Many organizations treat handicapped people with unfair discrimination, and the profits from this kind of tourism market are often underestimated. However, the analysis of niche market and the statistics demonstrate the true picture of possible profitable potential of handicapped tourists: the more the tourism destinations for disabled people are adapted, the higher the quality of this tourism destination will be.
    Keywords: accessible tourism, disabled people, developed countries, limited mobility, opportunities
    JEL: L83
    Date: 2021–06–29
  3. By: Vanessa Gaffar (Faculty of Economics and Business Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia Author-2-Name: Agus Rahayu Author-2-Workplace-Name: Faculty of Economics and Business Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia Author-3-Name: Lili Adi Wibowo Author-3-Workplace-Name: Faculty of Economics and Business Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia Author-4-Name: Benny Tjahjono Author-4-Workplace-Name: Coventry University, JA 317 Priory Street, CV1 5FB, Coventry, United Kingdom Author-5-Name: Author-5-Workplace-Name: Author-6-Name: Author-6-Workplace-Name: Author-7-Name: Author-7-Workplace-Name: Author-8-Name: Author-8-Workplace-Name:)
    Abstract: Objective - The aim of this study is to explore the awareness level of CE concept and to assess the adoption of the CE principles in the hotel industry. Methodology/Technique - This study employed a qualitative method. In depth interviews were addressed to hotel managers. The hotels were chosen based on three categories: local, national chain and international chain hotel. Observation of evidence was also used to analyze information from existing condition. Findings - The findings pointed out the awareness level of CE concept in each hotel categories. It also revealed how hotels adopt CE principles in their daily business routine and how they see the aforementioned concept as one of the factors that help to preserve the environment. Novelty - This paper provides a clear look on the awareness level of CE concept and a new perspective of the adoption of CE principles in hotel industry. Type of Paper - Empirical.
    Keywords: Circular economy; awareness; principles; adoption; hotel industry
    JEL: M10 Z31
    Date: 2021–06–30

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