Quantitative Methods in Tourism Economics

  • Álvaro Matias
  • Peter Nijkamp
  • Manuela Sarmento

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Álvaro Matias, Peter Nijkamp, Manuela Sarmento
    Pages 1-9
  3. Behavioural Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Ana María Campón, Helena Alves, José Manuel Hernández
      Pages 13-40
    3. Antónia Correia, Pedro Pimpão
      Pages 41-57
    4. Célia M. Q. Ramos, Paulo M. M. Rodrigues
      Pages 97-111
    5. Murat Genç
      Pages 113-126
  4. Supply of Tourist Amenities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Celeste Eusébio, Maria João Carneiro, Elisabeth Kastenholz, Helena Alvelos
      Pages 153-173
    3. Stella Kostopoulou, Nikolaos Vagionis, Dimitris Kourkouridis
      Pages 175-194
    4. Rafael Suárez-Vega, Eduardo Acosta-González, Laura Casimiro-Reina, Juan M. Hernández
      Pages 195-212
  5. Macro and Sustainability Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Marcelino Sánchez-Rivero, Juan Ignacio Pulido-Fernández, Pablo Juan Cárdenas-García
      Pages 235-251
    3. João Romão, João Guerreiro, Paulo M. M. Rodrigues
      Pages 271-285
    4. Alfonso Vargas-Sánchez, Francisco José Riquel-Ligero
      Pages 307-327
    5. Vicky Katsoni, Maria Giaoutzi, Peter Nijkamp
      Pages 329-352

About this book


Tourism economics is partly based on established principles from the economics discipline, but it also incorporates elements from sociology, psychology, organization theory and ecology. It has over the years turned into an appealing multi-disciplinary oriented approach to the understanding of the impacts of leisure time in a modern society, including cultural heritage, sustainable quality of life, and industrial organization of the hospitality industry. The increasing dynamics in the tourist industry and its worldwide effects will continue to attract the attention of both the research and the policy sector in the years to come. Rather than speculating on non-observed facts, there is a clear need for evidence-based research in order to map out the complex dynamics of the tourist industry. The present volume comprises novel studies – mainly of a quantitative-analytical nature – on the supply, demand and contextual aspects of modern tourism. It contains a sound mix of theory, methodology, policy and case studies on various tourism issues in different parts of the world.​


Empirical Tourism Studies Quantitative Methods Sustainability Tourism

Editors and affiliations

  • Álvaro Matias
    • 1
  • Peter Nijkamp
    • 2
  • Manuela Sarmento
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Economics and BusinessUniversidade Lusíada de LisboaLisboaPortugal
  2. 2.Faculty of Economics, and Business AdministrationFree UniversityAmsterdamNetherlands
  3. 3.School of Economics and Business, Head of the Tourism DepartmentUniversidade Lusíada de LisboaLisboaPortugal

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