nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2021‒09‒06
two papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  1. Domestic Tourism as a Pathway to Revive the Tourism Industry and Business Post the COVID-19 Pandemic By Jennifer Chan
  2. Consolidated Tourist Cities and its Territory Spread. The Case of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona By Montserrat Crespi-Vallbona

  1. By: Jennifer Chan (Borneo Tourism Research Centre, Faculty of Business, Economics and Accountancy, Universiti Malaysia Sabah)
    Abstract: This research aims to explore the potential of domestic tourism as a means to revitalise the tourism industry from the perspectives of local residents and tourism players. A quantitative online survey focused on domestic travel behaviour, motivation, places of interest, travel preferences, and willingness to travel within Malaysia; it was answered by 219 Malaysians. Interview data were collected using structured, open-ended interview questions through emails to eight respondents from tourism associations, five from the hotel sector, and two from the travel and tour sector. Data collection was carried out from 10 January to 15 February 2021. The findings reveal that domestic tourism has the potential to revive the tourism industry. A high percentage of respondents indicated the desire to travel domestically and being motivated by attractive tour packages at discounted prices. COVID-19 has impacted tourist behaviour and attitudes towards travelling, and people prefer to travel domestically rather than overseas. Furthermore, tourism players acknowledged the potential to revive the tourism industry and business via domestic tourism. Despite this, declarations of health, safety issues, flight availability, travel restrictions, and quarantine durations are key barriers to stimulating domestic tourism and rebuilding the tourism industry. This research was conducted as a part of the project ‘ERIA Research on COVID-19’ at the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
    Keywords: Domestic tourism; COVID-19 pandemic; Revitalise tourism industry
    JEL: L89
    Date: 2021–07–27
  2. By: Montserrat Crespi-Vallbona (UB - Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat d'Economia i Empresa [Barcelona] - UB - Universitat de Barcelona)
    Abstract: The rise of the tourist phenomenon in the city of Barcelona has its momentum in the 1992 Olympic Games. At that time, it is placed on the map of potential visitors as a destination of interest, and then number of international tourists increases year after year. Such a volume of temporary population also becomes a priority for the local administration, being a subject of debate in the city's municipal action plans, at first to promote and attract interest in the city, thus, to develop it touristically. However, from the Strategic Plans of 2015 and 2020, the main objective has been to limit touristification among other negative impacts, and to find a way to reconcile the temporality of visitors with the daily life of residents. Since, tourism impacts expand not only on the destination itself, but also on its immediate environment, the purpose of this study is to analyse the impact of the tourism activity on a consolidated destination as Barcelona metropolitan area, specifically in the so-called AMB (Metropolitan Area of Barcelona)
    Abstract: El auge del fenómeno turístico en la ciudad de Barcelona tiene su impulso en los Juegos Olímpicos de 1992. En ese momento, se sitúa en el mapa de los visitantes potenciales como destino de interés, y la cifra de turistas internacionales se incrementa año tras año. Tal volumen de población temporal deviene también una prioridad para la administración local, siendo objeto de debate en los planes de actuación municipal. En un primer momento, para promocionar y atraer el interés hacia la ciudad, y así desarrollarla turísticamente. A partir de los Planes Estratégicos de 2015 y 2020, el objetivo principal ha sido limitar la turistificación entre otros impactos negativos, y buscar la manera de conciliar la temporalidad de los visitantes con la vida cotidiana de los residentes. Puesto que, una de las características del turismo es que sus impactos se expandan no solo en el propio destino, sino que tengan también un efecto en el entorno inmediato, el objeto de este estudio es analizar la repercusión que la actividad turística de un destino consolidado como Barcelona tiene en su área metropolitana, concretamente en la denominada AMB (Área Metropolitana de Barcelona).
    Abstract: La hausse du phénomène touristique dans la ville de Barcelone prend son essor lors des Jeux olympiques de 1992 : alors placée dans l'esprit des visiteurs potentiels comme destination d'intérêt, elle voit son nombre de touristes internationaux augmenter d'année en année. Un tel volume de population temporaire devient une priorité pour l'administration locale, provoquant de constants débats dans les plans d'action municipaux. Dans un premier temps, ils visaient à promouvoir et susciter l'intérêt pour la ville, et ainsi développer son tourisme. À partir des plans stratégiques de 2015 et 2020, l'objectif principal a été de limiter la touristification entre autres impacts négatifs, et de concilier la temporalité des visiteurs avec la vie quotidienne des résidents. Étant donné que les impacts du tourisme s'étendent non seulement sur la destination, mais aussi sur l'environnement immédiat, le but de cette étude est d'analyser l'impact de l'activité touristique d'une destination consolidée comme Barcelone sur sa zone métropolitaine, en particulier l'AMB (zone métropolitaine de Barcelone).
    Keywords: Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB),Sustainable tourism,Strategic plan,Housing,Área Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB),turismo sostenible,plan estratégico,vivienda,zone métropolitaine de Barcelone (AMB),tourisme durable,plan stratégique,logement
    Date: 2020–11–18

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