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.
Edited by Larry Dwyer, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and Peter Forsyth, Professor of Economics, Monash University, Australia
Contents: Preface Editors' Introduction: Contemporary Issues in Tourism Economics Larry Dwyer and Peter Forsyth PART I: TOURISM DEMAND AND FORECASTING 1. A Survey of Tourism Demand Modelling Practice: Issues and Implications Christine Lim 2. Microfoundations of Tourist Choice Andreas Papatheodorou 3. Tourism Demand Forecasting Haiyan Song and Lindsay Turner PART II: TOURISM SUPPLY 4. Structure Conduct Performance and Industrial Organisation in Tourism Brian Davies and Paul Downward 5. Industrial Economics and Pricing Issues within Tourism Enterprises and Markets Adrian O. Bull 6. Travel and Tourism Intermediaries Nevenka Cavlek 7. Pricing Principles for Natural and Cultural Attractions in Tourism John Loomis and Kreg Lindberg PART III: TOURISM TRANSPORT 8. The Evolution of Alliances in the Airline Industry Frederic Dimanche and Dominique Jolly 9. Airline Alliances and Tourism Clive L. Morley 10. Aviation and Tourism Peter Forsyth PART IV: TOURISM TAXATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE 11. Taxation of Travel and Tourism James Mak 12. Public Sector Investment in Tourism Infrastructure Marcia Sakai PART V: EVALUATION FOR POLICY MAKING 13. Tourism Satellite Accounts Ray Spurr 14. CGE Tourism Analysis and Policy Modeling Adam Blake, Jonathan Gillham and M. Thea Sinclair 15. Economic Evaluations of Special Events Larry Dwyer, Peter Forsyth and Ray Spurr PART VI: APPLICATIONS 16. Valuation of Tourism's Natural Resources Clem Tisdell 17. Implications of Human Capital Analysis in Tourism Javier Rey-Maquieira, Maria Tugores and Vicente Ramos 18. Tourism Information Technology Pauline J. Sheldon 19. Destination Competitiveness Geoffrey I. Crouch and J.R. Brent Ritchie 20. Tourism Destination Specialisation Mondher Sahli 21. Globalisation John Fletcher and John Westlake Index