New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives

Tourism and Regional Science

New Roads

Editors: Suzuki, Soushi, Kourtit, Karima, Nijkamp, Peter (Eds.)

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  • 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
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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.

About the authors

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

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Leisure, Tourism, and Space: A Thematic Exploration

    Pages 3-12

    Nijkamp, Peter (et al.)

  • Ranking World Tourism Competitiveness: A Comparison of Two Composite Indicators

    Pages 15-35

    Gómez-Vega, Mafalda (et al.)

  • Smart Tourism Specialization to Outfox the Competition

    Pages 37-50

    Ridderstaat, Jorge

  • Key Geographical Factors for Inbound and Domestic Tourism in Hokkaido

    Pages 51-68

    Suzuki, Soushi (et al.)

  • Tourism, Leisure and Cultural Heritage: The Challenge of Participatory Planning and Design

    Pages 71-85

    Burgers, Gert-Jan

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Hardcover $169.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tourism and Regional Science
Book Subtitle
New Roads
Editors
  • Soushi Suzuki
  • Karima Kourtit
  • Peter Nijkamp
Series Title
New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives
Series Volume
53
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-3623-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-3623-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-3622-6
Series ISSN
2199-5974
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 195
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 53 illustrations in colour
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