Tourism economics research: A review and assessment


This paper aims to provide the most up-to-date survey of tourism economics research and to summarise the key trends in its recent development. Particular attention is paid to the research progress made over the last decade in respect of approaches, methodological innovations, emerging topics, research gaps, and directions for future research. Remarkable but unbalanced developments have been observed across different sub-research areas in tourism economics. While neoclassical economics has contributed the most to the development of tourism economics, alternative schools of thought in economics have also emerged in advancing our understanding of tourism from different perspectives. As tourism studies are multi- and inter-disciplinary, integrating economics with other social science disciplines will further contribute to knowledge creation in tourism studies.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
Additional Information: © 2012, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tourism economics,Research integration,Demand,Supply,Impact,Econometric model
Publication ISSN: 0160-7383
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PURE Output Type: Review article
Published Date: 2012-07-01
Authors: Song, Haiyan
Dwyer, Larry
Li, Gang
Cao, Zheng (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-3545-7313)

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