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Economics of tourism & hospitality

Track chair: Professor Adam Blake, Bournemouth University

Economics is often used to study the workings of the visitor economy, and in particular the economics of tourism. The need to know what factors influence the demand for tourism, and in particular the importance of exchange rates and incomes, meant that models of tourism demand were one of the first visitor economy topics to be researched, and improvements to such models continue to be developed. Economic impact modelling has a similar history of research, and is also an area where models continue to be refined. Newer areas of research have developed more recently, such as econometric estimation of the relationship between tourism and economic growth; tourism competitiveness, and the effects of tourism policies and taxes. This theme includes the following topics:

  • Economic impact modelling
  • Economic models of tourism demand
  • The economics of tourism destinations
  • The economic contribution of tourism and/or the visitor economy.
  • Tourism and economic growth
  • Tourism and poverty alleviation
  • Tourism competitiveness
  • Tourism policy and taxation.

Call for papers

  • Deadline for abstract submission: 30 June 2017
  • Confirmation of acceptance: 30 June 2017
  • Last date for early bird registration: 14 July 2017
  • Deadline for registration: 18 Aug 2017

Please submit email abstracts to: