Springer Texts in Business and Economics

The Economics of Tourism Destinations

Authors: Candela, Guido, Figini, Paolo

  • Use of applied economics tools (not only the standard perfect competition model) to analyze the tourism sector
  • Particular emphasis on tourism destinations
  • Includes summary questions, exercises, case studies, analytical boxes
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About this Textbook

The book aims at providing an overview of the main economic issues related to tourism activities. While tourism is an important sector, contributing to more than 10% of the European Union’s GDP, research and teaching at the university level has only recently grown to a considerable level, and the field still lacks a firm research methodology. This book approaches tourism economics as an applied field of study in which tourism markets are represented as imperfect markets, with asymmetric and incomplete information among agents, bounded rationality, and with a strong presence of externalities and public goods. The economic issues studied in the book are approached both intuitively, largely using examples and case studies, and formally, with mathematical formalizations in text boxes.

About the authors

Professor Dr. Guido Candela works and teaches  Economics of Tourism at the Faculty of Economics in Rimini, University of Bologna, one of the leading faculties in Italy for specialisation of Tourism. He is the former Dean of the same Faculty.

Paolo Figini is Assoc.Professor of Economic Policy in the Department of Economics at Faculty of Economics (Rimini) and University of Bologna. He is Director of the European Master in "Tourism Economics and Management".

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction: Economics of Tourism, Economics of Destinations, Tourism Studies and Other Related Issues

    Candela, Guido (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Definitions and Key Concepts

    Candela, Guido (et al.)

    Pages 17-44

  • The Tourism Sector in the Economy

    Candela, Guido (et al.)

    Pages 45-72

  • The Economics of Tourism Destinations

    Candela, Guido (et al.)

    Pages 73-130

  • The Consumer Theory Applied to the Tourist

    Candela, Guido (et al.)

    Pages 133-161

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-20874-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-20873-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-42978-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Economics of Tourism Destinations
Authors
Series Title
Springer Texts in Business and Economics
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-20874-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-20874-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-20873-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42978-1
Series ISSN
2192-4333
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 618
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