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Tourism and Regional Science

New Roads

  • Explores the interwoven connections between regional science research and tourism research

  • Suggests new and promising pathways for innovative regional science research at the interface of tourism and space

  • Demonstrates the potential for a new perspective on the tourism and regional science nexus with empirical studies

Part of the book series: New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives (NFRSASIPER, volume 53)

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Leisure, Tourism, and Space: A Thematic Exploration

      • Peter Nijkamp, Karima Kourtit, Soushi Suzuki
      Pages 3-12
  3. Tourism, Specialisation and Competition

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-13
    2. Ranking World Tourism Competitiveness: A Comparison of Two Composite Indicators

      • Mafalda Gómez-Vega, Juan Carlos Martín, Andrés J. Picazo-Tadeo
      Pages 15-35
  4. Tourism and Historical Heritage

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 69-69
    2. Analyzing Tourists’ Preferences for a Restored City Waterway

      • Ila Maltese, Luca Zamparini
      Pages 87-102
    3. Space Invaders? The Role of Airbnb in the Touristification of Urban Neighbourhoods

      • Bart Neuts, Karima Kourtit, Peter Nijkamp
      Pages 103-125
  5. Tourism Development, Sustainability and Resilience

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 127-127
    2. Tourism and Economic Resilience: Implications for Regional Policies

      • Gabriela Carmen Pascariu, Bogdan-Constantin Ibănescu, Peter Nijkamp, Karima Kourtit
      Pages 129-147

About this book

This book provides new roads, perspectives, and a synthesis for tourism and regional science research. Tourism has become one of the most dynamic sectors in the economy and has exhibited a structurally growing importance over the past decades. In many countries the economic significance of tourism now exceeds that of traditionally strong sectors like agriculture or transportation.

It is noteworthy that in recent times, tourism research has gained great momentum from the perspective of: the leisure society; the psychological tension between hard work and a more relaxed lifestyle; and the productivity-enhancing or productivity-diminishing effects of leisure, recreation, and tourism. An abundance of new literature in the field of tourism management can also be found, for instance, in the areas of hospitality management, cultural events management, destination competitiveness policy and marketing, and transportation and logistics strategies, while much attention is also being paid to the opportunities provided by digital technology for the tourism sector. In addition, in the light of the many negative externalities of a rapidly growing tourism sector, there is also an abundant literature on the environmental and sustainability effects of tourism.

This book has the following objectives: to explore the interwoven connection between regional science and tourism research; to suggest promising pathways for innovative regional science research at the interface of tourism and space; and to demonstrate the need for a new perspective on the tourism and regional science nexus by means of empirical studies.

Keywords

  • Tourism
  • Geography
  • Sustainability
  • Leisure
  • Tourism Analysis
  • Regional Science
  • Space

Editors and Affiliations

  • Hokkai-Gakuen University, Sapporo, Japan

    Soushi Suzuki

  • The Open University of the Netherlands, Heerlen, The Netherlands

    Karima Kourtit, Peter Nijkamp

About the editors

Soushi Suzuki, Department of Life Science and Technology, Hokkai-Gakuen University, Sapporo, Japan

Karima Kourtit, Management Science, The Center for Actionable Research of the Open University (CAROU), The Open Universiteit, Heerlen, The Netherlands

Peter Nijkamp, Management Science, The Center for Actionable Research of the Open University (CAROU), The Open Universiteit, Heerlen, The Netherlands

Bibliographic Information

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eBook USD 139.00
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  • ISBN: 978-981-16-3623-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)