Modeling and New Trends in Tourism: A Contribution to Social and Economic Development

Kostas Rontos (Editor)
Department of Sociology, University of the Aegean, University Hill, Mytilene, Lesvos, Greece

José António Filipe (Editor)
Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Business Research Unit (BRU-IUL) and Information Sciences, Technologies and Architecture Research Center (ISTAR-IUL), Lisboa, Portugal

Paris Tsartas (Editor)
University of Aegean, Sociology Department, Greece

Series: Hospitality, Tourism and Marketing Studies
BISAC: BUS081000

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This book focuses on tourism sectors and models the latest trends in tourism activity while providing a new vision for contemporary tourism economy. Tourism is a sector confronting new challenges for advanced and developing economies. Despite global challenges, tourism continues to be a dynamic sector stimulating social and economic development. Moreover, many scientific challenges are identified in order to model and explain countries’ tourism sectors, regional and local conditions of tourism and territories’ sustainability.

In addition, a set of models is provided in this book, contributing to a new vision for contemporary tourism economies, showing new tendencies in this sector and following a scientific approach concerning new policy design aimed at understanding and explaining a new philosophy carried out by governments in terms of the management of the tourism sector. On the other hand, the private sector of economic business opportunities considering the perspectives of tourism are also considered. This book serves as an excellent guide for agents either in public or private sector buildings on the associated scientific methodologies concerning their strategic planning. Therefore, the aim of the present book is to provide some contribution to the areas highlighted above. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. The Portuguese Tourism Market: A Model
João Albino Silva, Manuel Alberto M. Ferreira, José António Filipe, and Manuel Coelho (Faculdade de Economia, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 2. The Geography of Tourism in Europe: Exploring Countries and Regions of Higher or Lower Development of Tourism in the Period of Crisis
Kostas Rontos, Luca Salvati, Maria-Eleni Syrmali, Ioannis Vavouras, and Efstratia Karagkouni (Department of Sociology, University of the Aegean, Mytilene, Greece, and others)

Chapter 3. Anti-Commons, Regulation and Tourism: How to Avoid the Economic Destruction of Value
José António Filipe (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Business Research Unit (BRU-IUL) and Information Sciences, Technologies and Architecture Research Center (ISTAR-IUL), Lisboa, Portugal)

Chapter 4. Islands and Tourism: A Comprehensive Framework for the Development of a “New Tourism” Model
Dimitrios Lagos, Eleni Kitrinou, Kostas Rontos, and Mihail Diakomihalis (Department of Management and Administration, University of the Aegean, Mytilene, Greece, and others)

Chapter 5. Tourism Development Models in Greece: Trends and Challenges in an Effort to Change the Paradigm
Paris Tsartas, Efthymia Sarantakou and Alexios-Patapios Kontis (Department of Business Administration, University of the Aegean, Chios, Greece, and others)

Chapter 6. Anti-Commons in Tourism: Evidence from Portugal and Bulgaria
José António Filipe and Desislava Yordanova (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Business Research Unit (BRU-IUL) and Information Sciences, Technologies and Architecture Research Center (ISTAR-IUL), Lisboa, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 7. HealthWWWCare. Total Globalization of Healthcare
Paulo Sintra (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, ISCTE-IUL, BRU-UNIDE, Lisboa, Portugal)

Chapter 8. Neuromarketing Applied to Tourism: An Introductory Vision
José Chavaglia, José António Filipe, and Manuel Alberto M. Ferreira (ipdois neurobusiness, São Paulo, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 9. Mega-Sporting Events: Their Emerging Importance for Tourism and Societies and the Need for their Strategic Enrolment in Regional Planning
Petros Rontos (B.A in Physical Science and Sports, MBA, ING HELLAS and University of the Aegean, Athens, Greece)

Chapter 10. The Integration of Greece in the System of International Tourist Operations (1945-1974): A Quantitative Analysis
Savvakis Manos and Nikolakakis Michalis (Department of Sociology, University of the Aegean, Greece, and others)

Chapter 11. About some Stylized Facts on Tourism: A Multidimensional Scaling Approach
António Bento Caleiro (Departamento de Economia, Universidade de Évora, Portugal)

Chapter 12. Data Driven Marketing Decision Making: An Application of DEA in Tourism Marketing Channels
Alexios-Patapios Kontis and Dimitrios Lagos (Department of Marketing, Technological Education Institute of Central Greece, Greece, and others)

Chapter 13. Sport Events Tourism: A Perspective Analysis for the Tourism Sector
Teresa Palrão and José António Filipe (Universidade Europeia - Laureate International Universities, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 14. An Organization Design Redefinition for the Tourism Sector Using Design Thinking: Sustainable Hotels Case Study
David Lamelas, José Lamelas and José António Filipe (Nova School of Business & Economic, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 15. Sociability and the Intention to Return to a Hostel
Paulo Rita, Ana Brochado and Rita Marques (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Business Research Unit (BRU-IUL), Lisboa, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 16. Sky Commons as a Basis to Explore the Touristic Potential of the Alqueva Area (Portugal)
Áurea Rodrigues and José António Filipe (Universidade Europeia, Lisboa, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 17. Management Style Preference and its Impact on Employee Job Satisfaction in Independent Hotels: An Exploratory Study
Rebecca Bennett and Miguel Moital (Department of Events & Leisure, Faculty of Management, Bournemouth University, UK)

Chapter 18. Energy Use in Hotels: Environmental Policies towards a Sustainable Greek Tourist Product
Katerina Parpairi (Architect (N.T.U.A.), M.Phil., Ph.D. (University of Cambridge), Tutor at the Hellenic Open University, Greece)

Chapter 19. The Perceived Image of Cape Verde
Pedro Quelhas Brito, Antónia Correia and José Luís Barros (Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal, and others)

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About the Editors and Authors

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“Tourism is widely recognized as a basic determinant of economic growth at the national, regional and global level. Moreover, it constitutes a basic pillar of social development. Tourism exerts a great impact on employment and output, especially when it is examined in the context of the current economic and financial crisis. However, in an increasingly integrated economic environment a coherent scientific framework is required in order to identify emerging issues as well as latest trends and synergies concerning new policy perspectives. It must be realized that to a large extent tourism has successfully confronted the global crisis and external shocks demonstrating its resilience in terms of stimulating economies. Active tourism policies have played an essential role in supporting a competitive and sustainable tourism economy. However, addressing major challenges and maximizing tourism's full economic potential, requires a multidimensional and operational approach in terms of policy design. The book “Modeling and New Trends in Tourism: A Contribution to Social and Economic Development” captures these ongoing tendencies and implications based on scientific methodologies in order to model and explain tourism competitiveness, local conditions of tourism and territories’ viability. Moreover, the book analyses tourism performance and recent policy trends, objectives, initiatives and reforms contributing to a new vision for contemporary tourism industry. The book highlights the need for active, innovative and consistent policy responses to ensure that tourism remains a sustainable and a competitive sector. As a result, the book may serve as an international reference and benchmark regarding the enhancement of sustainable tourism with the aim to support agents’ decisions either in the public or in the private sector.” - Ioannis Vavouras, Professor Economic Policy, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece

“Going through this book the readers will surely notice the commitment, and even passion, put into its design and enhancement. Indeed, contributors, editors and authors, were able to align a set of models giving a new insight for the contemporary tourism economy in a clear and well-structured way following a scientific approach, aiming to supply tools to decision makers, public or private. It is to highlight that the text evidences there was really much reflection and research on the current reality to base the opinions expressed in this work as well as possible. This gave rise to that “Modeling and New Trends in Tourism: A Contribution to Social and Economic Development” is a high quality scientific book, with a very pleasant reading, fundamental for professionals and researchers of the problematic of tourism and also accessible to anyone curious about this subject.” - Professor Manuel Alberto M. Ferreira, ISCTE-IUL, Lisboa

The book has been written for all kind of agents: academicians, practitioners, political agents, etc.

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