International Handbook On The Economics Of Tourism

Author: L. Dwyer
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1847201636
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International Handbook On The Economics Of Tourism from the Author: L. Dwyer. 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.

International Handbook On The Economics Of Mega Sporting Events

Author: Wolfgang Maennig
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857930273
Size: 46.17 MB
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International Handbook On The Economics Of Mega Sporting Events from the Author: Wolfgang Maennig. From the Olympics to the World Cup, mega sporting events are a source of enjoyment for tens of thousands, but can also be a source of intense debate and controversy. This insightful new Handbook addresses a number of central questions, including: How are host cities selected and under what economic conditions? How are these events organized, and how is local resistance overcome? Based on historical and empirical experience, what are the pitfalls for the organizers of these events? What are the potential economic benefits, including any international image effects? How can the costs be minimized and the benefits maximized for host cities and countries? How do these mega events impact the challenges of globalization and what is their environmental legacy? Compiled and edited by two internationally renowned sports economists, the expert contributions elaborate on the specific mechanisms of the bid processes, analyse the determining factors of winning bids, and illustrate how to construct future bid campaigns. Underpinned by case studies from four continents and by theoretical considerations, the reasons for seemingly systemic cost overruns are explored and analysed, as are the effects on national and regional employment and income, property values, non-traditional economic variables (such as psychological and marketing benefits) and urban branding and transformation. The Handbook also reflects on important elements of design of the games in order to better plan, prepare and allocate resources – including, for example, sustainability issues and the use of campaigns to secure positive perceptions. This book provides an up-to-date analysis of the financing and economic impact of mega sporting events, as well as a full discussion of how host cities can maximize the benefits from their experience. As such, it will prove a fascinating read for academics, students, researchers and policymakers with an interest in economics and public sector economics generally, and more specifically, in the economics of sport.

An International Handbook Of Tourism Education

Author: David Airey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136429786
Size: 54.63 MB
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An International Handbook Of Tourism Education from the Author: David Airey. As tourism matures as an academic subject and the number of tourism higher education providers continues to expand world-wide, there is an increasing interest in its educational aspects. At the same time the development of research into education issues related to tourism means that there is now a developing literature on the subject. This international handbook offers a timely evaluation of the sate of the art of tourism higher education. The book brings together expert contributors from around the world to present current thinking and practice about what is now a major element of education provision world-wide. It is structured round four key themes: - Curriculum - International perspective - Teaching, learning and assessment - Resources, progression and quality Its global survey of tourism education offers a comprehensive basis for comparative review. In addition to setting out the development and current provision of tourism education it also addresses cutting edge issues such PhD education, non-formal education, cultural issues in learning, research and teaching, e-learning and e-assessment. It offers practical advice for the design, delivery, evaluation and resourcing of courses and concludes with a reflective agenda of issues for the future.

Handbook Of Tourism Economics

Author: Professor and Head of the Department of Economics Clement A Tisdell
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814513806
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Handbook Of Tourism Economics from the Author: Professor and Head of the Department of Economics Clement A Tisdell. "Handbook of Tourism Economics: Analysis, New Applications and Case Studies" provides an up-to-date, concise and readable coverage of the most important topics in tourism economics. It pays attention to relevant traditional topics in tourism economics as well as exciting emerging topics in this field — topics which are expected to be of continuing importance. In doing this, it takes account of advances in economic thought, analysis and applied methods. Contributions provide applications of economic analysis to tourism policy and constructive assessment of contemporary thought about tourism economics. The handbook includes several in-depth case studies such as the contribution of tourism to economic development in selected countries including China, India, Japan and Australia, Portugal and Fiji. Coming from diverse countries (both industrialised and developing) and established in the field of tourism economics, travel and management, many of the contributors have been consultants to governments, private organisations, and international bodies, including the UN World Tourism Organisation, the OECD and UNEP. Experts contributing to this volume include the President of the International Association of Tourism Economics, as well as its Secretary-General, the Secretary-General of the Tourism Research Centre (Association of Tourism Research Institutes), the Founder-Fellow of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism and the former Director of the UK's Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE).Contents: "An Overview: "Overview of Tourism Economics "(Clement Tisdell)""The Demand for Touring: "Tourism Demand Models: Concepts and Theories "(Sarath Divisekera)"Empirical Estimation of Tourism Demand Models: A Review "(Sarath Divisekera)"Tourism Market Segmentation: A Step by Step Guide "(Sara Dolnicar)"Tourism Demand in Singapore: Estimating Neighbourhood Effects "(Habibullah Khan and Tan Tat Teck, Francis)"Demand and Cost Consequences of Violence Affecting Domestic Tourism: An Indian Case Study "(Kunal Chattopadhyay)""The Supply of Tourist Services: "The Internationalisation Process of Tourism Firms: The Case of the Hotel Sector "(Zélia Breda and Carlos Costa)"The Lodging Sector and the Global Economy: China's Hotel Industry in International Context "(Liang Larry Yu and Huimin Gu)"Travel and Tourism Intermediaries: Their Changing Role "(Nevenka Čavlek)"The Importance of the Air Transport Sector for Tourism "(Andreas Papatheodorou and Petros Zenelis)"Technical Progress in Transport and the Tourism Area Life Cycle "(Andrew Kato and James Mak)""Studies of Particular Segments of the Tourist Industry: "The Nature and Development of Visitor Attractions "(Stephen Wanhill)"Travelling for Treatment: The Emergence of a Medical Tourist Industry "(Grace Lordan)"Education Tourism "(LA Duhs)"The Business of Amusement Parks: Their Development and Operation "(Stephen Wanhill)"Cruise Tourism "(Adrian O Bull)"Beach, Sun and Surf Tourism "(Neil Lazarow, Mike Raybould and David Anning)""Cost-Benefit Analysis, Public Economics and Tourism: "Tourism Projects and Cost-Benefit Analysis "(Norbert Vanhove)"Public Economics and the Assessment of Tourism Developments and Policies "(Clement Tisdell and Clevo Wilson)"Beaches as Societal Assets: Council Expenditures, Recreational Returns, and Climate Change "(Boyd Dirk Blackwell, Mike Raybould and Neil Lazarow)""Inter-Industry Features of Tourism, Tourism Satellite Accounts: "

North America

Author: David A. Fennell
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 1845410378
Size: 24.83 MB
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North America from the Author: David A. Fennell. This book focuses on the demand, supply, key features and events that take place across the regions of Canada, the United States and Mexico. The diversity of socio-cultural, natural, and economic features within these regions has enabled them to become top international tourism destinations.

A Handbook Of Cultural Economics

Author: Ruth Towse
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857930575
Size: 15.60 MB
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A Handbook Of Cultural Economics from the Author: Ruth Towse. The second edition of this widely acclaimed and extensively cited collection of original contributions by specialist authors reflects changes in the field of cultural economics over the last eight years. Thoroughly revised chapters alongside new topics and contributors bring the Handbook up-to-date, taking into account new research, literature and the impact of new technologies in the creative industries. The book covers a range of topics encompassing the creative industries as well as the economics of the arts and culture, and includes chapters on: economics of art (including auctions, markets, prices, anthropology), artists' labour markets, creativity and the creative economy, cultural districts, cultural value, globalization and international trade, the internet, media economics, museums, non-profit organisations, opera, performance indicators, performing arts, publishing, regulation, tax expenditures, and welfare economics.

International Handbook On Ecotourism

Author: Roy Ballantyne
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857939971
Size: 17.67 MB
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International Handbook On Ecotourism from the Author: Roy Ballantyne. Roy and Jan have assembled a timely snapshot of our current understanding of ecotourism, both as a concept worthy of scientific inquiry and as an increasingly significant segment of global commerce and industry. A terrific piece of work! Sam Ham, University of Idaho, US In the 30 or so year since it became established in the tourism literature and in tourism practice, ecotourism has attracted as many proponents as opponents. This Handbook now brings together some of the leading scholars worldwide in this field, to explore the current position of this form of tourism. In doing so, it offers serious critiques, it explores meanings and paradoxes, it offers best practices and it looks to the future. It is the Handbook for one of tourisms fastest growing and controversial sectors. David Airey, University of Surrey, UK This is a most welcome and needed book. With a very strong editorial team and contributing authors, the Handbook covers all the key issues of ecotourism. It cuts through the confusion surrounding the much-misunderstood concept of ecotourism, clearly dealing with definitions, concepts and research issues. The Handbook is particularly welcome for its focus on the visitor experience, a strength of the editors, and for clearly linking the theory of ecotourism with practice in the field. Christopher Cooper, Oxford Brookes University, UK This Handbook brings together contributions from over forty international experts in the field of ecotourism. It provides a critical review and discussion of current issues and concepts it challenges readers to consider the boundaries of what ecotourism is, and could be. The Handbook provides practical information regarding the business of ecotourism; insights into ecotourist behaviour and visitor experiences; and reflections on the practice of ecotourism in a range of different contexts. The Handbook is designed to be a valuable reference book for tourism scholars and researchers.

Handbook Of The Economics Of International Migration

Author: Barry Chiswick
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 044463388X
Size: 23.16 MB
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Handbook Of The Economics Of International Migration from the Author: Barry Chiswick. The economic literature on international migration interests policymakers as well as academics throughout the social sciences. These volumes, the first of a new subseries in the Handbooks in Economics, describe and analyze scholarship created since the inception of serious attention began in the late 1970s. This literature appears in the general economics journals, in various field journals in economics (especially, but not exclusively, those covering labor market and human resource issues), in interdisciplinary immigration journals, and in papers by economists published in journals associated with history, sociology, political science, demography, and linguistics, among others. Covers a range of topics from labor market outcomes and fiscal consequences to the effects of international migration on the level and distribution of income – and everything in between. Encompasses a wide range of topics related to migration and is multidisciplinary in some aspects, which is crucial on the topic of migration Appeals to a large community of scholars interested in this topic and for whom no overviews or summaries exist

The International Handbook Of Sociology

Author: Stella R Quah
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847871569
Size: 41.91 MB
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The International Handbook Of Sociology from the Author: Stella R Quah. `The most up-to-date survey of the range of research in contemporary sociology, extremely useful to students, teachers, and researchers alike. Indispensable for collective and personal libraries' - Immanuel Wallerstein, Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris This unique Handbook provides state-of-the-art reviews of sociology conducted by prominent scholars. Drawing on dedicated knowledge and expertise, the book constitutes an unrivalled guide to the central theoretical and methodological perspectives in the discipline as a whole. The book is organized into six parts: o conceptual perspectives o social and cultural differentiation o changing institutions and collective action o demography, cities and housing o art and leisure o social problems Each chapter includes a comprehensive review of the literature, covering the full range of work from contrasting traditions of thought and approaches. No existing work matches this Handbook for scholarly coverage and relevance. It is a primary resource for understanding the discipline. As such, it will appeal to lecturers, researchers and advanced graduate and undergraduate students in Sociology.

Economics Of Tourism Destinations

Author: Norbert Vanhove
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113635803X
Size: 26.40 MB
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Economics Of Tourism Destinations from the Author: Norbert Vanhove. The measurement of tourism is not an easy task. The Economics of Tourism Destinations provides a succinct guide to the economic aspects of tourism for students and practitioners alike to decipher the methods of measurement of supply, demand, trends and impacts. In nine chapters, The Economics of Tourism Destinations takes the reader through the economic characteristic of the tourism sector, to methods of measurement, tourism demand and supply, impacts and forecasting all with the focus on tourism destinations. International case studies are used throughout including tourism surveys in the UK and other European countries, congress centre in Bruges and income generation in several destinations. Aimed at year three undergraduates and postgraduate students, this text is suitable for those on master levels courses and practitioners already in the industry.