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Public goods in tourism municipalities: formal analysis, empirical evidence and implications for sustainable development

This paper formally analyses the effects that public goods (in a broad sense) have on tourists and private tourism firms. By approaching the tourism product as a bundle of characteristics, the paper shows how the supply of public goods in tourism municipalities positively affects both the tourists’ utility functions and the private firms’ production functions. Some implications of this fact regarding the sustainability of tourism are discussed. By means of hedonic methods, empirical evidence of location on prices for hotels on Catalonia’s coast (Spain) is provided

© Tourism Economics, 2007, vol. 13, núm. 3, p. 361-378

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Author: Rigall i Torrent, Ricard
Modest, Fluvià
Date: 2007
Abstract: This paper formally analyses the effects that public goods (in a broad sense) have on tourists and private tourism firms. By approaching the tourism product as a bundle of characteristics, the paper shows how the supply of public goods in tourism municipalities positively affects both the tourists’ utility functions and the private firms’ production functions. Some implications of this fact regarding the sustainability of tourism are discussed. By means of hedonic methods, empirical evidence of location on prices for hotels on Catalonia’s coast (Spain) is provided
Format: application/pdf
ISSN: 1354-8166 (versió paper)
2044-0375 (versió electrònica)
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/10256/9405
Language: eng
Publisher: IP Publishing
Collection: Reproducció digital del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.5367/000000007781497719
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Is part of: © Tourism Economics, 2007, vol. 13, núm. 3, p. 361-378
Rights: Tots els drets reservats
Subject: Productes turístics
Tourism
Desenvolupament sostenible
Sustainable development
Title: Public goods in tourism municipalities: formal analysis, empirical evidence and implications for sustainable development
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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