nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2022‒05‒23
two papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  1. The Impact of HDA, Experience Quality, and Satisfaction on Behavioral Intention: Empirical Evidence from West Sumatra Province, Indonesia By Mai, Nhat Chi
  2. Sustainable Coastal and Maritime Tourism: A Potential Blue Economy Avenue for Bangladesh By Islam, Md Wasiul; Sarker, Tapan

  1. By: Mai, Nhat Chi
    Abstract: In this study, we aimed to determine the influence of halal destination attributes (HDAs) on the behavioral intention of Muslim tourists and investigate the mediating effect of experience quality and satisfaction on the relationship between HDAs and the behavioral intention of Muslim tourists. The data were obtained through questionnaires distributed online to Muslim respondents who visited West Sumatra, Indonesia, in the past three years. A total of 200 valid questionnaires were selected for data analysis. The results showed that HDAs have a significant positive effect on experience quality and behavioral intention but showed a significant negative effect on destination satisfaction. Experience quality was found to have a significant positive effect on destination satisfaction but no significant effect on behavioral intention, and destination satisfaction had a significant positive effect on behavioral intention. The findings contribute to the theoretical development of halal tourism destinations and are expected to help halal destination marketers better understand the experiences and behaviors of Muslim tourists.
    Date: 2022–04–12
  2. By: Islam, Md Wasiul (Asian Development Bank Institute); Sarker, Tapan (Asian Development Bank Institute)
    Abstract: The geographic and strategic location of Bangladesh beside the Bay of Bengal has opened up multidimensional opportunities for the development of coastal and maritime tourism (CMT). Though various legal documents and research have already detected opportunities for CMT from the perspective of Bangladesh, there is scant evidence of any systematic research on the institutional arrangements influencing the prospect of the development and promotion of CMT in Bangladesh. The status of the sociocultural, economic, environmental, and institutional perspectives on the coastal and marine zones of Bangladesh warrants an in-depth study focusing on the institutional arrangements that can support sustainable CMT in Bangladesh. Therefore, we examine the institutional arrangements to identify the prospects and challenges involved in developing sustainable CMT in Bangladesh. In particular, we appraise the existing institutions that support sustainable CMT and suggest policy guidelines to develop sustainable CMT policy and practice in Bangladesh. We also consider how sustainable CMT can potentially influence the blue economy, which can enhance poverty reduction through new job creation, biodiversity conservation, environmental pollution control, and the promotion of the sustainable use of coastal and marine natural resources. We aim to draw some useful policy guidelines for policy makers to intensify their emphasis on sustainable CMT as an avenue to promote the blue economy and facilitate better living standards for coastal zone communities.
    Keywords: Coastal and maritime tourism; blue economy; sustainable development; institutions; natural resources; Bangladesh
    JEL: L83 Z32 Z39
    Date: 2022–12

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