Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

2019 Edition
| Editors: Alain Marciano, Giovanni Battista Ramello


  • Marianna SuccurroEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7753-2_481


The term tourism indicates all the heterogeneous activities and services referring to the temporary transfer of people from the habitual residence to other destinations for diverse reasons. It is a social, cultural, and economic phenomenon which is very important, and, in some cases vital, for many countries. Over the past decades, tourism has experienced continued expansion and diversification, becoming one of the largest and fastest-growing economic sectors in the world. It generates also direct effects on the social, cultural and educational sectors of national societies and on their international relations. Due to these multiple impacts, there is a need for a holistic approach to tourism analysis, development, management and monitoring in order to formulate and implement national and local tourism policies and international agreements.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economics, Statistics and FinanceUniversity of CalabriaRende (CS)Italy