nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2021‒11‒08
three papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  1. Impacts of Covid-19 Pandemic on Tourism Industry of India By Publishers, KMF; Vasant Jagdale, Divya; Dr Heena, Ganatra
  3. Health precautions while traveling after COVID-19 By Teitler Regev; Shosh Shahrabani

  1. By: Publishers, KMF; Vasant Jagdale, Divya; Dr Heena, Ganatra
    Abstract: The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of COVID-19 on the tourism sector of India. India is a tourist euphoria. Tourism in India has noteworthy potential seeing the rich cultural and historical heritage, variety of ecology, terrains and places of natural beauty spread crossways the country. It is considered to be the biggest and rapidly growing industry. Tourism is also a potentially great employment generators besides being a significant source of Foreign exchange for the country. Due to the sphere of pandemics and infectious diseases, the tourism industry has become very unstable. The COVID-19 froze the tourist sector around the world, countries around the world continued to impose restrictions on travel as apart to hold the spread of the virus, so on India. Ultimately, the drastic outbreak of the novel coronavirus has caused great losses to the tourism industry. In India, as the contagious were emerging the authorities implemented travel restrictions, social distancing, lockdown which completely brought the tourism sector of India to recession. As resulting the threat of virus, travellers revoke their tour and agitation tumbled the tourist graph significantly. This study attempts to try to understand the tourism sector importance in Indian economy and examine the impact of COVID-19 on the Indian tourism sector.
    Keywords: Tourism, COVID-19, recession, lockdown, travel
    JEL: D00 D01 D02 D03
    Date: 2021
  2. By: Francesco Aiello (Dipartimento di Economia, Statistica e Finanza "Giovanni Anania" - DESF, Università della Calabria); Graziella Bonanno (Departimento di Economia, Università di Salerno); Francesco Foglia (Università Dante Alighieri, Reggio Calabria)
    Abstract: This note focuses on the impact of coronavirus on Italian tourism. Using a sample of 1056 travellers, we find a positive relationship between the security of destination and the probability to accommodate in hotels and B&B. Furthermore, regional contagion is negatively associated to the willingness to pay for accommodation services. The policy implications are twofold. Firstly, hotels/B&B claim for financial support to ensure social distancing and, thus, security that will attract tourists. Secondly, public finance could sustain the demand of tourist services in hotels and B&B which is lowering because of coronavirus.
    Keywords: Covid-19, Italian tourism, willingness to pay, pandemic crisis, accommodation type, hotels and B&B
    Date: 2021–10
  3. By: Teitler Regev (YVC - Max Stern Yezreel Valley college); Shosh Shahrabani (YVC - Max Stern Yezreel Valley college)
    Abstract: Purpose: The tourism industry needs to identify potential tourists' planned behavior after COVID-19 and prepare accordingly. This study was conducted in Israel during the initial outbreak of COVID-19. This research focused on different types of precautionary measures used by the tourists and how perceived risk of getting sick with COVID-19 while traveling abroad as well as risk perceptions and attitudes about travel abroad might affect tourists' intentions to adopt precautionary measures when planning future travel abroad. Methods: This research is based on an online survey questionnaire distributed during March 2020 among four hundred and six Israeli participants. Results: The analytical model show that people's with higher levels of attitudes toward traveling abroad and those that prefer to avoid destinations with higher levels of attitudes toward traveling abroad and those that prefer to avoid travel to destinations with various risks had higher intentions to take precautionary measures while traveling abroad. Implications: The results of the current research can assist the tourism industry understand what precautionary measures are important to potential travellers and what health safety assurances the industry must provide to facilitate its recovery in the near future.
    Keywords: COVID-19,tourism,health threat perception,future travel avoidance,precautionary measures
    Date: 2021–10–18

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