Behavioral Economics for Tourism

Behavioral Economics for Tourism
Author: Milena S. Nikolova
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2020-09-24
ISBN: 0128138122
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behavioral Economics for Tourism Book Excerpt:

Behavioral Economics for Tourism applies behavioral perspectives to business and policy challenges in the tourism industry. The book enables professionals and early career researchers to succeed by focusing on market and consumer trends, technological advancements, and the modern tourist. It covers the transformation of purchasing decisions, tourism hosting dynamics, digital mediation and disintermediation of tourism organizations, service design, and planning policy considerations. The volume concludes with case studies illustrating successful and unsuccessful behavioral tactics and strategies for tourism businesses and organizations. Provides behavioral profiling of the digitally-informed, mobile, self-managed tourist Allows the tourism industry to better understand tourists, both cognitively and emotionally Supports business success, technology development and sustainability in the tourism industry Features case studies on behavioral tactics and strategies for use in tourism

Problems Methods and Tools in Experimental and Behavioral Economics

Problems  Methods and Tools in Experimental and Behavioral Economics
Author: Kesra Nermend,Małgorzata Łatuszyńska
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN: 3319991876
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Problems Methods and Tools in Experimental and Behavioral Economics Book Excerpt:

These proceedings highlight research on the latest trends and methods in experimental and behavioral economics. Featuring contributions presented at the 2017 Computational Methods in Experimental Economics (CMEE) conference, which was held in Lublin, Poland, it merges findings from various domains to present deep insights into topics such as game theory, decision theory, cognitive neuroscience and artificial intelligence. The fields of experimental economics and behavioral economics are rapidly evolving. Modern applications of experimental economics require the integration of know-how from disciplines including economics, computer science, psychology and neuroscience. The use of computer technology enhances researchers’ ability to generate and analyze large amounts of data, allowing them to use non-standard methods of data logging for experiments such as cognitive neuronal methods. Experiments are currently being conducted with software that, on the one hand, provides interaction with the people involved in experiments, and on the other helps to accurately record their responses. The goal of the CMEE conference and the papers presented here is to provide the scientific community with essential research on and applications of computer methods in experimental economics. Combining theories, methods and regional case studies, the book offers a valuable resource for all researchers, scholars and policymakers in the areas of experimental and behavioral economics.

Discovery of Tourism Economics

Discovery of Tourism Economics
Author: Larry Dwyer
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2011-04-18
ISBN: 085724681X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discovery of Tourism Economics Book Excerpt:

Presents the personal histories of some of the world's leading tourism economists, many of whom pioneered the field. This book offers a collection of personal experiences and is a literary celebration of the global community of economic scholars working in tourism. It provides a culturally and geographically diverse set of autobiographies.

Handbook of Contemporary Behavioral Economics

Handbook of Contemporary Behavioral Economics
Author: Morris Altman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2015-01-30
ISBN: 1317469151
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Contemporary Behavioral Economics Book Excerpt:

At a time when both scholars and the public demand explanations and answers to key economic problems that conventional approaches have failed to resolve, this groundbreaking handbook of original works by leading behavioral economists offers the first comprehensive articulation of behavioral economics theory. Borrowing from the findings of psychologists, sociologists, political scientists, legal scholars, and biologists, among others, behavioral economists find that intelligent individuals often tend not to behave as effectively or efficiently in their economic decisions as long held by conventional wisdom. The manner in which individuals actually do behave critically depends on psychological, institutional, cultural, and even biological considerations. "Handbook of Contemporary Behavioral Economics" includes coverage of such critical areas as the Economic Agent, Context and Modeling, Decision Making, Experiments and Implications, Labor Issues, Household and Family Issues, Life and Death, Taxation, Ethical Investment and Tipping, and Behavioral Law and Macroeconomics. Each contribution includes an extensive bibliography.

The Economics of Tourism Destinations

The Economics of Tourism Destinations
Author: Guido Candela,Paolo Figini
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 618
Release: 2012-06-30
ISBN: 3642208738
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Economics of Tourism Destinations Book Excerpt:

The book aims at providing an overview of the main economic issues related to tourism activities. While tourism is an important sector, contributing to more than 10% of the European Union’s GDP, research and teaching at the university level has only recently grown to a considerable level, and the field still lacks a firm research methodology. This book approaches tourism economics as an applied field of study in which tourism markets are represented as imperfect markets, with asymmetric and incomplete information among agents, bounded rationality, and with a strong presence of externalities and public goods. The economic issues studied in the book are approached both intuitively, largely using examples and case studies, and formally, with mathematical formalizations in text boxes.

Current Debates in Tourism Development Studies

Current Debates in Tourism   Development Studies
Author: S. Emre Dilek,Gülten Dursun
Publsiher: IJOPEC
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1912503298
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Debates in Tourism Development Studies Book Excerpt:

The book entitled “Current Debates In Tourism & Development Studies” includes 10 chapters written by researchers in the field of tourism and development. It is divided into four themes, each theme exploring current tourism and development issues that are of critical importance. The key themes of the book concern transforming tourism-resident perception (theme 1), alternative tourism (theme 2), event tourism and destination image (theme 3), and development studies (theme 4). The book has following specific objectives: (a) to identify and analyze the current debates of tourism; (b) to examine current key tourism trends, issues and challenges; (c) to provide compherensive review of tourism and development over the years; (d) to implement rural development, behavioral economics and demographic divident and economic growth issues. It is our strong believe that these chapters will contribute to the understanding of current debates in tourism and development. Furthermore, each chapter in the book will make a significant platform for both tourism industry and academia.

Tourist Behaviour

Tourist Behaviour
Author: Philip L. Pearce
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019
ISBN: 1786438577
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tourist Behaviour Book Excerpt:

Comprehensive and accessible, this Companion offers a thorough investigation into both traditional and fresh topics in tourist behaviour and experience. Arranged chronologically, the chapters examine tourist experience from the very idea of a tourist visit to the aftermath of returning home.

Rethinking the Anthropology of Love and Tourism

Rethinking the Anthropology of Love and Tourism
Author: Sagar Singh
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2019-03-18
ISBN: 1498582974
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking the Anthropology of Love and Tourism Book Excerpt:

In Rethinking the Anthropology of Love and Tourism, Sagar Singh offers fresh insights on love and tourism. This book is recommended for scholars of anthropology, sociology, geography, ecology, economics, cultural studies, psychology, and history.

Rebuilding and Restructuring the Tourism Industry Infusion of Happiness and Quality of Life

Rebuilding and Restructuring the Tourism Industry  Infusion of Happiness and Quality of Life
Author: Perinotto, André Riani Costa,Mayer, Verônica Feder,Soares, Jakson Renner Rodrigues
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2021-06-25
ISBN: 1799872416
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rebuilding and Restructuring the Tourism Industry Infusion of Happiness and Quality of Life Book Excerpt:

Travel is widely acknowledged as an activity that increases individuals' levels of well-being. Nevertheless, the relationship between happiness and tourism is still a matter of investigation. Despite the overall beneficial effects of travel on happiness levels, tourism is not an activity with solely positive implications on peoples' lives. Therefore, it is crucial to understand how happiness manifests through tourism and how it can be expanded to different tourism actors, such as tourists, workers, and communities. The search for ways and methods to enhance the levels of happiness and well-being has grown significantly in recent years. Happiness and quality of life are timely issues and have become even more relevant due to the significant impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rebuilding and Restructuring the Tourism Industry: Infusion of Happiness and Quality of Life is a critical references source that examines the fundamental relationship between tourism, happiness, and quality of life. This book discusses relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest findings from empirical research in happiness, well-being, and quality-of-life-related tourism. Focusing on topics such as neurotourism, PERMA theory, the economics of happiness, tourism employment opportunity, and overtourism, this book will intrigue scholars working in hospitality, tourism, destination management, economics, marketing, sociology, anthropology, and health sciences as well as managers, travel agencies, restaurateurs, hotel managers, and professionals who want to improve their understanding of the relationship between tourism and happiness, providing them with tools to develop better and sustainable practices for the sector.

The Behavioral Economics of Digital Customer Firm Interactions

The Behavioral Economics of Digital Customer Firm Interactions
Author: Camila Back
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2022-07-27
ISBN: 3756232484
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Behavioral Economics of Digital Customer Firm Interactions Book Excerpt:

The use of digital technologies have given rise to new forms of customer-firm interactions (e.g., the use of digital assistants in customer service). The shift towards digitization of customer-firm interactions enables a wide and easily scalable new set of offerings to consumers. From a consumer perspective, the increased use of digital technologies constantly shape individual decisions and attitudes towards firms. This dissertation examines the extent to which customers benefit from these technological advances by taking on a behavioral economics perspective. The main focus of the dissertation lies on two aspects which are highly relevant for firms: (i) customer satisfaction, and (ii) the quality of customers' economic decisions. The dissertation employs a wide set of methods (theoretical modelling, analysis of experimental data, analysis of observational data) and consists of three articles. Article 1 is conceptual in nature and lays the theoretical foundation by providing theoretical insights on customer-related decision processes from a behavioral economics perspective. Article 2 looks at how the availability and presentation of information influences customer satisfaction. The focus of Article 3 lies on technology's impact on economic decision making with a particular interest on automated investment advice from a robo-advisor, and the role of social design elements.

Economic Psychology of Travel and Tourism

Economic Psychology of Travel and Tourism
Author: John C. Crotts
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 133
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9781560247050
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economic Psychology of Travel and Tourism Book Excerpt:

Here is an informative overview of economic psychology as applied to the study of travel and tourism. Economic psychology provides evidence about the behavior of consumers that is instrumental for the development of economic theory as well as for marketing, consumer policy, and research on travel and tourism. Economic Psychology of Travel and Tourism stimulates new approaches to the study of travel and tourism. Chapters contain empirical studies and explore conceptual and theoretical perspectives of the sociopsychological mechanisms that underlie travel and tourism demand and the economics of destinations. This book is a helpful resource for travel and marketing professionals and advanced students of tourism. These individuals often have a good background in psychology and in marketing, but little, if any, knowledge on how the two fields are linked. Economic Psychology of Travel and Tourism helps them see and understand the broader economic psychological issues that impact both the supply and demand sides of the travel and tourism economy. Economic Psychology of Travel and Tourism discusses such issues as corporate identity, promotion/advertising, information processing, meaning structure, and consumer behavior, research, and demand. Specific chapters in this book include: an investigation of the relationship between the way tourists think to realize their dreams and the tourist industry's potential to make those dreams come true an examination of current literature related to 4 prevalent topical areas associated with consumer behavior in recreational and touristic contexts an exploratory study to determine the extent to which friends and/or relatives influence travel decisionmaking processes beyond the role of information provider the development of a model of decisionmaking associated with long-term, complex purchase processes effects of tour brochures with experiential information a study of promotion and demand in international tourism Economic Psychology of Travel and Tourism clarifies for readers applications of psychological theories and methods to the study of travel and tourism phenomena, helping them recognize areas of economic and social psychology that can help them deal more effectively with fundamental issues underlying the travel and tourism economy.

Applied Behavioral Economics Research and Trends

Applied Behavioral Economics Research and Trends
Author: Ianole, Rodica
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2016-12-12
ISBN: 1522518274
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Behavioral Economics Research and Trends Book Excerpt:

Interdisciplinary factors in the modern business realm have significant impacts on economic agents within organizations. These behavioral influences affect multiple decision-making processes on both the individual and organizational levels. Applied Behavioral Economics Research and Trends provides a comprehensive examination of the social, psychological, and emotional factors in organizational behavior and economic decision-making and how these issues provide a deeper understanding of various economic behaviors. Highlighting relevant coverage across a range of topics, such as consumer behavior, inter-temporal choices, and self-employment, this book is ideally designed for managers, researchers, professionals, graduate students, and practitioners seeking scholarly material on the implications of behavioral economics across numerous industries.

Behavioral Economics

Behavioral Economics
Author: Philip Corr,Anke Plagnol
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2018-07-05
ISBN: 1315391201
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behavioral Economics Book Excerpt:

Behavioral economics is everywhere – whether used by governments to shape our judgement and decision making, advertisers and marketers to sell products, or even politicians to sell policies, its insights are important and far-reaching. Behavioral Economics: The Basics is the first book to provide a rigorous yet accessible overview of the growing field that attempts to uncover the psychological processes which mediate all the economic judgements and decisions we make. In seven accessible chapters, the book answers questions like: What is behavioral economics? How does it help us to understand economic behavior? What does it tell us about how people form judgements and make decisions in their private and public lives? What does it tell us about the psychological nature of financial catastrophes that afflict our economic system? With recommended further readings throughout, Behavioral Economics: The Basics is essential for all students taking courses in behavioral economics, economic psychology, consumer psychology, microeconomics and game theory, and also for professionals looking for an accessible introduction to the topic. Further online resources may be found at www.behaviouraleconomicsbasics.net

Event Volunteering

Event Volunteering
Author: Karen A. Smith,Leonie Lockstone-Binney,Kirsten Holmes,Tom Baum
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2014-05-09
ISBN: 113673791X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Event Volunteering Book Excerpt:

Volunteers make important contributions across the spectrum of event settings, most visibly at high profile mega events such as the Olympic Games they are volunteers are lauded as ‘Games makers’, ’unsung heroes’ and the like. Less visibly volunteers are the heart and soul of community events and festivals, often undertaking multi-faceted roles from event leadership through to operations and ensuring that these celebrations are made possible in the absence of big budgets and professional event staff. This book is the first to showcase and advance international research into the volunteering experience at events, drawing on the work of key scholars in this field. Events of all sizes benefit from volunteer support but event volunteering research is frequently case study-based and individually these cases make a limited impact. This text brings together cases from around the world, specifically including those that expand theoretical and methodological boundaries. It features mega events like the 2012 Olympics and the 2011 Rugby World Cup, alongside music festivals and sports events. New areas that are examined include the benefits of event volunteering for students, the role of volunteers in social enterprise events and new methodological approaches to researching this phenomenon, specifically ethnographic and cross-national studies. This innovative book acts as a global source of key information for practitioners and researchers, an important text for students of event management and will provide stimulus for further work in this emerging area.

Best Practices in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing and Management

Best Practices in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing and Management
Author: Ana María Campón-Cerro,José Manuel Hernández-Mogollón,José Antonio Folgado-Fernández
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2018-07-30
ISBN: 3319916920
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Best Practices in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing and Management Book Excerpt:

This volume analyses the positive effects that tourism generates on resident’s quality of life, and how this influences tourists’ quality of life as they enjoy an enriching experience in the destination they visit. It provides significant theoretical and empirical contributions, as well as, case studies related to quality of life in hospitality and tourism marketing and management. This volume is the result of the effort that many researchers from all over the world have done to spread some new light on this outstanding research line and add knowledge on the relationship between tourism and quality of life of both residents and tourists. This last is highlighted as a fundamental factor to take into account for the development of new tourism practices. This volume is a true reference for researchers, students and professionals working in tourism marketing and management.

Tourism

Tourism
Author: Syed Abdul Rehman Khan,Zhang Yu
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2021-10-06
ISBN: 1839621729
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tourism Book Excerpt:

Tourism was booming until 2019 when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Since then, tourism and related industries have suffered from negative economic impacts. This book examines current challenges and opportunities in the tourism industry using case studies from different parts of the world. It also examines the challenges and obstacles faced by the tourism sector due to lack of environmental policies, high crime rates, and poverty.

Renaissance in Behavioral Economics

Renaissance in Behavioral Economics
Author: Roger Frantz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-06-14
ISBN: 1135994153
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renaissance in Behavioral Economics Book Excerpt:

Economists working on behavioral economics have been awarded the Nobel Prize four times in recent years. This book explores this innovative area and in particular focuses on the work of Harvey Leibenstein, one of the pioneers of the discipline. The topics covered in the book include agency theory; dynamic efficiency; evolutionary economics; X-efficiency; the effect of emotions, specifically affect on decision-making; market pricing; experimental economics; human resource management; the Carnegie School, and intra-industry efficiency in less developed countries.

Behavioral Based Interventions for Improving Public Policies

Behavioral Based Interventions for Improving Public Policies
Author: Mihaila, Viorel
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2020-11-13
ISBN: 179982733X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behavioral Based Interventions for Improving Public Policies Book Excerpt:

Behavioral-based intervention in designing public policies has become an important field of study in recent years with empirical studies devoted to analyzing how to design better policies from the fields of behavioral economics, social psychology, sociology, anthropology, economy, political science, design (human-centered design and design thinking), or effective state and non-state bureaucracies throughout the world. Therefore, it is important to explore this original research on behavioral policymaking that starts from the development of policies following all the way through to the implementation of them and the many stages in between. Current research on public policy seeks to provide insights and support leadership in public administration within the framework of behavioral science. Behavioral-Based Interventions for Improving Public Policies aims to provide a glimpse of the theoretical frameworks in use and some of the latest practical reported research findings for behavioral-based intervention in designing public policies. The chapters will explore policymaking knowledge applied in different types of communities and cultural environments. While highlighting topic areas that include policymaking, policy infrastructure, and policy adoption, this book is ideally intended for professionals and researchers working in the fields of policymaking, administrative sciences and management, behavioral economics, social psychology, sociology, anthropology, economy, or political science along with practitioners, stakeholders, academicians, and students.

Design Science in Tourism

Design Science in Tourism
Author: Daniel R. Fesenmaier,Zheng Xiang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN: 3319427733
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design Science in Tourism Book Excerpt:

This book explores the impact of design science and design thinking on tourism planning, gathering contributions from leading authorities in the field of tourism research and providing a comprehensive and interconnected panorama of cutting-edge results that influence the current and future design of tourist destinations. The book builds on recent findings in psychology, geography and urban and regional planning, as well as from economics, marketing and communications, and explores the opportunities arising from recent advances in the Internet and related technologies like memory, storage, RFID, GIS, mobile and social media in the context of collecting and analyzing traveler-related data. It presents a broad range of insights and cases on how modern design approaches can be used to develop new and better touristic experiences, and how they enable the tourism industry to track and communicate with visitors in a more meaningful way and more effectively manage visitor experiences.

Tourism The nature and structure of tourism

Tourism  The nature and structure of tourism
Author: Stephen Williams
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780415243735
Category: Tourism.
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tourism The nature and structure of tourism Book Excerpt:

This collection of key articles from the most influential journals and books in the field examines what social scientists mean by the term tourism, and what it means to be a tourist. Carefully selected and introduced by the editor, this material charts the sociological changes that have occurred in tourism, and the change from the upper-class grand tours of the late nineteenth-century to the mass tourism of the present day. The collection also assesses the economic impacts of tourism on local economies, environmental considerations, and whether the growth of tourism is sustainable in a post-September 11th world. "Tourism: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences" is an accessible and comprehensive resource designed for academics and scholars researching in tourism, globalization, and human geography.