Tourism economics is a rapidly expanding field of research and interest in the subject has been growing steadily over the past decade. As a field of study it is one of the small band of areas, such as energy and transport economics, that draws on, and applies, developments in general economics. This highly accessible and comprehensive Handbook presents a cutting edge discussion of the state of tourism economics and its likely directions in future research. Leading researchers in the field explore a wide range of topics including: demand and forecasting, supply, transport, taxation and infrastructure, evaluation and application for policy-making.Each chapter includes a discussion of its relevance and importance to the tourism economics literature, an overview of its main contributions and themes, a critical evaluation of existing literature and an outline of issues for further conceptual and applied research. Larry Dwyer and Peter Forsyth have assembled a fascinating Handbook that will be an invaluable and much welcomed reference book for tourism economics scholars and researchers at all levels of academe.
General economics scholars will also find much to engage them within the book.
Contents: Preface Editors' Introduction: Contemporary Issues in Tourism Economics Larry Dwyer and Peter ForsythPART I: TOURISM DEMAND AND FORECASTING 1. A Survey of Tourism Demand Modelling Practice: Issues and ImplicationsChristine Lim2. Microfoundations of Tourist ChoiceAndreas Papatheodorou3. Tourism Demand ForecastingHaiyan Song and Lindsay TurnerPART II: TOURISM SUPPLY4. Structure Conduct Performance and Industrial Organisation in TourismBrian Davies and Paul Downward5. Industrial Economics and Pricing Issues within Tourism Enterprises and MarketsAdrian O. Bull6. Travel and Tourism IntermediariesNevenka Cavlek7. Pricing Principles for Natural and Cultural Attractions in TourismJohn Loomis and Kreg Lindberg PART III: TOURISM TRANSPORT8. The Evolution of Alliances in the Airline IndustryFrederic Dimanche and Dominique Jolly9. Airline Alliances and TourismClive L. Morley10. Aviation and TourismPeter ForsythPART IV: TOURISM TAXATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE 11. Taxation of Travel and TourismJames Mak12. Public Sector Investment in Tourism InfrastructureMarcia SakaiPART V: EVALUATION FOR POLICY MAKING13. Tourism Satellite AccountsRay Spurr14. CGE Tourism Analysis and Policy ModelingAdam Blake, Jonathan Gillham and M. Thea Sinclair15. Economic Evaluations of Special EventsLarry Dwyer, Peter Forsyth and Ray Spurr PART VI: APPLICATIONS16. Valuation of Tourism's Natural ResourcesClem Tisdell17. Implications of Human Capital Analysis in TourismJavier Rey-Maquieira, Maria Tugores and Vicente Ramos18. Tourism Information TechnologyPauline J. Sheldon19. Destination CompetitivenessGeoffrey I. Crouch and J.R. Brent Ritchie20. Tourism Destination SpecialisationMondher Sahli21. GlobalisationJohn Fletcher and John WestlakeIndex
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