Second and final call!!!
- If anyone out there is looking for a session that combines an interest in economic geography with travel and tourism please think about submitting your abstract for this session. Please submit this NO LATER than October 24. Thanks.Session Title: Economic geography and tourism
Contact person: Dimitri Ioannides DIoannides@...
Much discussion has been made in recent times concerning the appearance
of a so-called "experience economy." The term originally coined by
economists Pine and Gillmore (1999) generally implies that our modern
society has become one dominated by businesses whose principal aim is to
generate experiences. Being the "poster child" of the experience
economy, tourism remains a sector that is not well defined and, as such,
it is one that is hard to measure. Some of the questions that continue
to dog researchers include: (a) what exactly is the tourist industry;
(b) how do we disentangle the experience part of the tourist product
from more tangible aspects like hotel rooms and airline seats; (c) what
methodological tools do we have at our disposal to improve the
measurement of tourism? (d) what is the magnitude of tourism within
cities? A paper on these aspects or any others that explore the
interconnections of economic geography to travel and tourism will be considered for this session.
Dimitri Ioannides PhD
Professor of Tourism Planning and Development
Dept. of Geography, Geology, and Planning
Missouri State University