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International Handbook on the Economics of Tourism

Edited by Larry Dwyer, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and Peter Forsyth, Professor of Economics, Monash University, Australia
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.
Extent: 520 pp
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Publication Date: 2006
ISBN: 978 1 84376 104 4
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Publication Date: 2008
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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.
Contributors: A. Blake, A.O. Bull, N. Cavlek, G.I. Crouch, B. Davies, F. Dimanche, P. Downward, L. Dwyer, J. Fletcher, P. Forsyth, J. Gillham, D. Jolly, C. Lim, K. Lindberg, J. Loomis, J. Mak, C.L. Morley, A. Papatheodorou, V. Ramos, J. Rey-Maquieira, J.R.B. Ritchie, M. Sahli, M. Sakai, P.J. Sheldon, M.T. Sinclair, H. Song, R. Spurr, C. Tisdell, M. Tugores, L. Turner, J. Westlake
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
Frédéric 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