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Economics of Sustainable Tourism

Edited By: Fabio Cerina, Anil Markandya and Michael McAleer

192 pages, Figs, tabs


Hardback | Sep 2010 | #187954 | ISBN-13: 9780415583855
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Tourism is one of the world's largest industries and one of its fastest growing economic sectors, helping to generate income and employment for local people. At the same time, it has many negative effects on the environment and local culture. Achieving a more sustainable pattern of tourism development is therefore a priority. This book aims to explore how tourism-related economic development can move closer to a sustainable ideal.

Grounded in economic theory and application, it analyses tourist satisfaction and the impacts of tourism on the host community, investigates the productivity of the industry and identifies factors that could increase economic and sustainable development such as trade relationships. It offers further insight into how destination sustainability can be measured and the economic benefits of a more sustainable destination.


Chapter 1: Time Series Modelling of Tourism Demand from the USA, Japan and Malaysia to Thailand Yaovarate Chaovanapoonphol, Christine Lim, Michael McAleer and Aree Wiboonpongse Chapter 2: Determinants of Tourist Satisfaction at Sun and Sand Mass Destinations Joaquin Marin Alegre and Jaume Garau Taberner Chapter 3: Determinant Attitudes to Tourism in a Mass Tourist Destination: A Comparative-Static Analysis Eugeni Aguilo-Perez and Jaume Rossello-Nadal Chapter 4: A Panel Data Analysis of Residential Water Demand in a Mediterranean Tourist Region: the Case of Sardinia Vania Statzu and Elisabetta Strazzera Chapter 5: Pollution Adverse Tourists and Growth Fabio Cerina and Sauveur Giannoni Chapter 6: On the relationship between tourism and trade Maria Santana-Gallego, Francisco J. Ledesma-Rodriguez and Jorge V. Perez-Rodriguez Chapter 7: Evaluating Labour Productivity of Diversifying Rural Tourism: Evidence from Japan Yasuo Ohe Chapter 8: Clustering tourism destinations by means composite indexes of sustainability Juan Ignacio Pulido-Fernandez and Marcelino Sanchez-Rivero Chapter 9: Equilibrium dynamics and local indeterminacy in a model of sustainable tourism Giovanni Bella Chapter 10: How tourism can help preserve cultural heritage sites: Constructing optimal entrance fee schemes to collect visitors' WTP for the world heritage site My Son in Vietnam Tran Huu Tuan and Stale Navrud

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Fabio Cerina is Lecturer in Economic Policy at the Deparment of Social and Economic Research, University of Cagliari, and Research Fellow at the Center for North South Economic Research (CRENoS). His research interests are in Tourism, Environment and Growth and Economic Geography. Anil Markandya is Professor of Economics at the University of Bath, UK, and Scientific Director of the Basque Centre for Climate Change in Bilbao, Spain. His research interests lie in the areas of microeconomics, quantitative economics, including econometrics, and environmental economics. It is the last of these that has been the focus of his research over the last twenty years and he is an acknowledged international authority in the field. Anil has recently published a textbook entitled Environmental Economics for Sustainable Growth (Edward Elgar). Michael McAleer is Distinguished Professor, Department of Quantitative Economics, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. He has published in a wide range of leading international journals, and his research interests include theoretical and applied econometrics, theoretical and applied statistics, time series analysis, financial econometrics, modelling environmental systems, intellectual property, methodology, tourism research and tourism management.

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