Tourism and regional growth

An empirical study of the alternative growth paths for Hawaii

  • Moheb Ghali

Part of the Studies in applied regional science book series (SARS, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Robert Ebel, James Mak, James Moncur
    Pages 20-48
  3. Moheb Ghali, Louis Rose
    Pages 49-76
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 104-126

About this book


The purpose of this study is to analyze the alternative growth paths open to a region under various policies designed to control the growth oftour­ ism. This is motivated by the current interest of decision-makers in con­ trolling the growth of tourism. Such interest and any policies which emanate from it may prove detrimental unless a thorough understanding of the consequences of these policies are the foundation upon which the decisions are made. The study consists of four parts, each is written by an author or a group of authors. Thus, while the logical sequence of the parts and the feedbacks among them unify the study, the methodology adopted in each is different, reflecting the diversity and dexterity of forecasting techniques in econo­ mics. This variety of techniques is desirable in itself as it exposes the reader to some of the alternative approaches. In chapter 1, the theory of regional growth, and in particular the dis­ tinction between the supply-based and the demand-based models, is dis­ cussed. The role played by natural resource constraints is shown to be absent from both types of models, and it is argued that this role can be investigated by considering the alternative growth paths available to the region through variations in the rate oftuilization of the resource. To ac­ complish that, however, a model of regional growth is needed. The empiri­ cal evidence provided favour a demand-type model. A model of this type is developed and utilized in succeeding parts of the study.


demography growth migration population simulation tourism

Editors and affiliations

  • Moheb Ghali
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HawaiiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-207-0716-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-4251-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-6029
  • Buy this book on publisher's site