nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2022‒03‒21
three papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  1. Post-COVID19 Challenges and Opportunities for Tokyo Tourism By Shen, Yaru; Gong, Rui
  2. Tourism management for financial access in Sub-Saharan Africa: inequality thresholds By Simplice A. Asongu; Mushfiqur Rahman; Okeoma J-P Okeke; Afzal S. Munna
  3. The effect of tourism on gender equality in the labour market: Helpmate or hindrance? By Jackman, Mahalia

  1. By: Shen, Yaru; Gong, Rui
    Abstract: Faced with the heavy impact of the COVID19 pandemic on the tourism industry, various countries are actively seeking countermeasures. Tokyo, Japan, which has made the third industry an important part of its economy, also suffered heavy losses. However, this study, by investigating the history of tourism industry development in Japan, found that after more than 2 years of pandemic, Tokyo in the post-COVID19 era has more opportunities and challenges for the revival of tourism industry. The weapons and shields found in this study are unique to Tokyo, such as superior medical resources and a stable social environment. There are still some challenges, but overall, there are more opportunities than challenges for Tokyo. This study concludes that Tokyo will have an advantage over other tourist cities in the post-COVID19 era. This conclusion will revive the confidence of third industry-related practitioners in Tokyo and will contribute to the revival of the Japanese tourism industry.
    Date: 2022–02–18
  2. By: Simplice A. Asongu (Yaounde, Cameroon); Mushfiqur Rahman (London, UK); Okeoma J-P Okeke (London, UK); Afzal S. Munna (London, UK)
    Abstract: The study provides insights into how tourism can be managed to improve financial access in sub-Saharan Africa. The empirical evidence is based on the generalised method of moments. To make this assessment, inequality dynamics (i.e. the Gini coefficient, the Atkinson index and Palma ratio) are interacted with tourism (tourism receipts and tourists’ arrivals) to establish inequality levels that should not be exceeded in order for tourism to promote financial access in the sampled countries. From the findings, inequality levels that should not be exceeded for tourism to promote financial access are provided: (i) 0.666 of the Atkinson index and 5.000 of the Palma ratio for tourism receipts to promote financial access and (ii) for tourist arrivals to enhance financial access, 0.586, 0.721 and 6.597 respectively, of the Gini coefficient, the Atkinson index, and the Palma ratio. Policy implications are discussed.
    Keywords: Tourism; Management; Financial access; Inequality; Africa; Sustainable Development
    JEL: O10 O40 Z3 Z32
    Date: 2021–01
  3. By: Jackman, Mahalia (University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus)
    Abstract: This paper analyses the relationship between tourism and gender equality. Specifically, this study estimates the effects of tourism on gender equality in the labour market using a panel dataset consisting of 143 countries from 2006 to 2017. I find evidence of a positive relationship between tourism and gender equality in the labour market. However, the impact of tourism is not uniform across the sample. For instance, the results imply that tourism is positively correlated with gender equality in developed countries, has an inverse relationship with gender equality in Sub-Saharan Africa, and has no impact on gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa. The implications of these findings are discussed.
    Date: 2022–02–13

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