nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2023‒06‒19
two papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  1. Military Expenditure, Policy Syndromes and Tourism in the World By Asongu, Simplice A; Odhiambo, Nicholas M
  2. Bibliometric Analysis on Tourism in Bangladesh By Labib, Tahmid; Mustafa, Saadman Sakib; Khan, Abdul Mahidud

  1. By: Asongu, Simplice A; Odhiambo, Nicholas M
    Abstract: This study assesses the importance of military expenditure in moderating the role of insecurity dynamics on tourist arrivals or international tourism in 163 countries. It is framed to assess how the future of international tourism can be improved when military expenditure is used as a tool to mitigate perceived and real security risks that potentially reduce international tourists? arrivals. The empirical evidence is based on Negative binomial regressions. The following main findings are established. Military expenditure significantly moderates violent crimes and perception of criminality to induce a favorable net impact on international tourist arrivals. The corresponding net effect is insignificant and negative for insecurity dynamics of ?access to weapons? and ?political instability?, respectively. An extended analysis is performed to assess thresholds at which political instability can be modulated for the desired net effect. This threshold is the critical mass at which the unconditional negative impact from political instability is neutralized with military expenditure. Policy implications are discussed.
    Keywords: Military Expenditure, Policy Syndromes and Tourism in the World
    Date: 2023–05
  2. By: Labib, Tahmid; Mustafa, Saadman Sakib; Khan, Abdul Mahidud
    Abstract: The bibliometric analysis presented in this paper has been carried out for the purpose of analyzing the trends and distribution of tourism literature in Bangladesh. The paper focuses on Bangladesh originated papers available in Scopus database only. 117 documents were filtered from 206 documents based on relevance. Annual scientific production, sources, authors and citations were ranked and analyzed to determine the distribution of these variables across the documents. Network analysis using ‘authors’ keywords has been utilized to visualize and analyze the prominent ideas under discussion within the framework of available documents. The analysis revealed several distinct topics namely ecotourism, tourism in Sundarbans, hospitality sector, governance, domestic-regional tourism. Thematic evaluation helped to visualize the evolution or trend in topics being discussed in these documents based on two distinct periods of time. Thematic mapping revealed that the dominant research of tourism literature in Bangladesh has shifted from domestic tourism research to theoretical framework development. It also reveals that the base themes of tourism research have evolved from conservation, biodiversity protection to sustainable tourism. Emerging topic in tourism research is the impact of social media in tourism.
    Keywords: Tourism, Tourism Development, Tourism and Environment, Bibliometric Analysis, Ecotourism
    JEL: L83 Z00
    Date: 2022–02–28

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