Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. João Romão, Peter Nijkamp, Álvaro Matias
    Pages 1-5
  3. Socio-Economic Impacts of Tourism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Ivan Kožić, Josip Mikulić, Damir Krešić
      Pages 9-22
    3. Selim Yıldırım, Inci Oya Coskun
      Pages 23-41
    4. Jeroen Klijs, Jack Peerlings, Tim Steijaert, Wim Heijman
      Pages 43-65
    5. Denise Hawkes, James Kennell, Paul Booth, Emma Abson
      Pages 67-80
  4. Innovation and Competitiveness in Tourism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Nuttapong Jotikasthira, Suebsanti Bhutibhunthu, Ichayaporn Chuaychoo
      Pages 141-156
    3. Susana Teles, Manuela Sarmento, Álvaro Matias
      Pages 157-169
  5. Tourism Destinations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Massimiliano Castellani, Pierpaolo Pattitoni, Lorenzo Zirulia
      Pages 189-200
    3. Rubén Lado-Sestayo, Milagros Vivel-Búa, Luis Otero-González, Isabel Neira-Gómez
      Pages 201-212
    4. Paula Cristina Remoaldo, Laurentina Vareiro, José Cadima Ribeiro, José Freitas Santos
      Pages 229-246

About this book


This book presents a series of studies on the socio-economic impacts of tourism, with a special focus on the determinants of tourism competitiveness at the destination level. The authors offer a systematic overview of this important issue, presenting relevant empirical studies from different parts of the world, based on modern theoretical approaches and adequate analysis tools, in the context of their policy or managerial implications.
The first part of the book discusses the analysis and assessment of quantitative tourism impacts on local economies, while the second part focuses on non-material aspects of tourism development, in particular those related to the role of innovation and human resources. The final section highlights the different dynamics often observed in tourism destinations arising from the interaction between tourists and local communities.


Innovation and Competitiveness Leisure Society Modelling and Forecasting Territorial Management Tourism Tourism Impact Assessment

Editors and affiliations

  • Álvaro Matias
    • 1
  • Peter Nijkamp
    • 2
  • João Romão
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Economics and BusinessUniversidade Lusíada de LisboaLisboaPortugal
  2. 2.VU University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Centre for Adv Studies in MGMT & EconUniversity of AlgarveFaroPortugal

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