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Editors: Alejandro D. Ramos and Pablo S. Jiménez
Book Description:
Over the last decades, tourism has become a key sector in the world economy: its contribution to balance of payments, incomes and employment has significantly increased over time. While in 1950 international tourism receipts totaled about 2 billion dollars, by 2006 this value had reached 735 billion dollars —about 2 billion dollars a day (World Tourism Barometer, 2007). Nowadays, the sector originates more than one third of world exports of services and over 70% of those in the poorest countries (European Commission, 2007). Tourism is therefore an important driver of growth and prosperity and, particularly within developing countries, the sector is also important for poverty reduction (World Economic Forum, 2007). Mainly dominated by small-medium enterprises, tourism accounts for 4% of the Euro Area’s GDP, with about two million enterprises employing about 4% of the total labor force(approximately eight million jobs). When linkages to other sectors are considered, the contribution of tourism to GDP increases to about 11%, and the employment rate reaches about 12%, creating about 24 million jobs. Besides incomes and jobs, tourism has fostered development in the vast majority of European regions; infrastructures built for tourism reasons contribute to local development, and jobs are created or preserved even in areas suffering industrial or rural decline or experiencing urban regeneration (European Commission, 2007). This book provides new research on tourism development from around the globe.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Innovations for Tourism in National Parks, pp. 1-45
(Maia Lordkipanidze, Yoram Krozer, Tantri Kadiman, Marcel Crul, Han Brezet, Cartesius Institute, Institute for Sustainable Innovations of the Netherlands Technical Universities)

Chapter 2. Management of Nature-Based Tourism in Protected Areas (The Case of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Mexico), pp. 47-69
(Ludger Brenner, Universidad Autόnoma Metropolitana/Mexico, Julius Arnegger and Hubert Job, Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg/Germany)

Chapter 3. The Influence of Climate Change on Tourism in Europe, pp. 71-85
(Andreas Wittmer, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland)

Chapter 4. Tourism Development: Economics, Management and Strategy, Terror, Tourism and Misidentification, pp. 87-100
(Nick Johns and Michelle Jolley, University of Plymouth, School of Law and Social Science)

Chapter 5. Causal Relations among Tourism Development, Exchange Rate, Exports and Economic Activity, pp. 101-120
(Ming-Hsiang Chen, Department of Finance, National Chung Cheng University, Chia-Yi, Taiwan)

Chapter 6. The Development of Mining Heritage Tourism: A Systemic Approach, pp. 121-143
(Esteban Ruiz Ballesteros, Macarena Hernández Ramírez, Eugenio M. Fedriani Martel, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain)

Chapter 7. Recent Developments in the Italian Tourism Market, pp. 145-169
(Bernardina Algieri, Antonio Aquino, Economics and Statistics Department, University of Calabria, Italy)

Chapter 8. Innovation among Tourism Entrepreneurs and the Implications for Rural Development: The Case of Rural Tourism in La Palma, pp. 171-189
(F. M. Díaz-Pérez, Economic Policy, University of La Laguna, C. Fernandez-Hernández, J.A. Alvarez González, V. Jiménez González)

Chapter 9. International Students' Perceptions of the University Bar on an Australian University Campus, pp. 191-199
(Aaron Tham Min-En, International Tourism & Hospitality Management at Griffith University Australia, Business at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore)

Chapter 10. The Macroeconomic Contribution of Tourism, pp. 201-226
(Javier Capό, Departamento de Economía Aplicada. Centre de Recerca Econόmica, Unviersitat de les Illes Balears, Elisabeth Valle Departamento de Economía Aplicada. Centre de Recerca Econόmica, Universitat de les Illes Balears)

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10, 244pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-853-0
   Status: AV
  
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