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This issue, consisting of 10 papers, focuses on the economic impacts of tourism and sustainable development in host countries, especially, but not exclusively, in island tourism economies. The contributors approach these topics from various perspectives, presenting empirical evidence concerning the ...

Author(s)
Sahli, M.; Dwyer, L.; Maupertuis, M. A.; Nowak, J. J.
Publisher
IP Publishing Limited, London, UK
Citation
Tourism Economics, 2007, 13, 4, pp 494-684
Abstract

As tourism is becoming one of the most important sectors of the world economy, the number of small islands trying to develop a competitive tourist activity is increasing and this strategy appears as growth enhancing. In most cases, it relies on the environmental quality of the destination, but also ...

Author(s)
Giannoni, S.; Maupertuis, M. A.
Publisher
IP Publishing Limited, London, UK
Citation
Tourism Economics, 2007, 13, 4, pp 499-513
Abstract

Tourism satellite accounts (TSAs) and computable general equilibrium (CGE) models are used increasingly in tourism analysis, though they have distinctly different functions. These are illustrated by means of two examples. The first of these involves developing measures of profitability and...

Author(s)
Dwyer, L.; Forsyth, P.; Spurr, R.
Publisher
IP Publishing Limited, London, UK
Citation
Tourism Economics, 2007, 13, 4, pp 537-551
Abstract

This study focuses on the dynamic behaviour of a small open economy specialized in tourism based on natural resources. The author analyses the steady-state properties in two scenarios, with and without public abatement expenditures, and a unique local saddle-point equilibrium is found for both...

Author(s)
Cerina, F.
Publisher
IP Publishing Limited, London, UK
Citation
Tourism Economics, 2007, 13, 4, pp 553-582
Abstract

The tourist product life cycle model predicts different stages of the evolution of the industry in a particular region, focusing on the number of tourists visiting over a period of time. In this paper, we consider the role of environmental degradation and the decline in natural capital as...

Author(s)
León, C. J.; Hernández, J. M.; González, M.
Publisher
IP Publishing Limited, London, UK
Citation
Tourism Economics, 2007, 13, 4, pp 583-601
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This paper analyses the empirical relationship between growth, country size and tourism specialization by using a data set covering the period 1980-2003. It finds that tourism countries are small and grow significantly faster than all the other subgroups considered in the analysis. Tourism appears...

Author(s)
Brau, R.; Lanza, A.; Pigliaru, F.
Publisher
IP Publishing Limited, London, UK
Citation
Tourism Economics, 2007, 13, 4, pp 603-613
Abstract

This paper presents evidence from a global study of the scale and impact of foreign investment in tourism, highlighting the implications for small island developing states (SIDS). It draws upon findings from a two-year United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) research and policy ...

Author(s)
Barrowclough, D.
Publisher
IP Publishing Limited, London, UK
Citation
Tourism Economics, 2007, 13, 4, pp 615-638
Abstract

A three-sector model of trade consisting of two internationally traded goods and one non-traded good, is used to analyse the effect of a tourism boom on structural adjustment, commodity and factor and product prices and most importantly resident welfare. An important result obtained is that the...

Author(s)
Nowak, J. J.; Sahli, M.; Sgro, P.
Publisher
Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK
Citation
The economics of tourism and sustainable development, 2005, pp 87-103

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