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advanCes in tourism

The Advanced Econometrics of Tourism Demand

Haiyan Song, Stephen F. Witt, both at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Gang Li, University of Surrey, UK

This book introduces students, researchers and practitioners to the modern developments in advanced econometric methodology within the context of tourism demand analysis, and illustrates these developments with actual tourism applications. The concepts and computations of modern advanced econometric modelling methodologies are introduced at a level that is accessible to specialists and non-specialists alike. The methodologies introduced include general-to-specific modelling, cointegration, vector autoregression, time varying parameter modelling, panel data analysis and the almost ideal demand system (AIDS). In order to help the reader understand the various methodologies, extensive tourism demand examples are provided throughout the volume.

Selected Contents: 1. Introduction to Tourism Demand Analysis 2. Recent Developments in Tourism Demand Analysis

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    Traditional Methodology of Tourism Demand Modelling

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    General-to-Specific Modelling 5. Cointegration 6. Error

Correction Model 7. Vector Autoregression (VAR) and Cointegration 8. Time Varying Parameter Modelling 9. Panel Data Analysis 10. Systems of Demand Equations 11. Evaluation of Forecasting Performance

2008: 229 x 152: 234pp Hb: 978-0-415-99120-9: £70.00 eBook: 978-0-203-89146-9

For more information, visit: www.routledge.com/9780415991209

New Perspectives in Caribbean Tourism

Edited by Marcella Daye, Coventry University, UK, Donna Chambers, Napier University, UK and Sherma Roberts, University of the West Indies, Barbados

The Caribbean is one of the most tourism dependent regions of the world. This edited volume extends beyond the frontiers of normative perspectives of tourism development to incorporate ’new’ ideas and perspectives that relate to the socio-cultural, political and economic realities of these societies. This edited text therefore explores tourism in the region within the context of key currents of Caribbean thought and critique in relation to issues of dependency, postcolonial interactions, race and class as well as identity and culture. Engaging a range of disciplines and themes, this volume offers a critical examination of the unique experiences, challenges and practices of Caribbean tourism.

Selected Contents: 1. Introduction: Caribbean Tourism: New Perspectives Part 1: Image, Culture and Identity 2. Re-Visioning Caribbean Tourism 3. Bob Marley Rastafari and the Jamaican Tourism Product 4. Jamaican Vinyl Tourism: A Niche within a Niche 5. Tourist-Nationalism in Trinida Tobago 6. A Postcolonial Interrogation of Attitudes toward Homosexuality and Gay Tourism: The Case of Jamaica 7. ’We Nyammin?’: Food Supply, Authenticity and the Tourist Experience in Negril, Jamaica Part 2: Governance 8. Reflections from the Periphery: An Analysis of Small Tourism Businesses within the Sustainability Discourse 9. ‘A Squatter in my own Country!’: Spatial Manifestations of Social Exclusion in a Jamaican Tourist Resort Town 10. An Unwelcome Guest: Unpacking the Tourism and HIV/AIDS Dilemma in the Caribbean

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    A Case Study of Grenada 11. Regional Partnerships: The

Foundation for Sustainable Tourism Development in the Caribbean 12. New Directions in Caribbean Tourism Education: Awakening the Silent Voices 13. Epilogue: Towards New Ontologies of Caribbean Tourism

2008: 229 x 152: 278pp Hb: 978-0-415-95838-7: £70.00 eBook: 978-0-203-93127-1

For more information, visit: www.routledge.com/9780415958387

TO ORDER – see order form in the centre of this catalogue. Alternatively, you can order by:

Tel: +44 (0)1235 400524

Fax: +44 (0)20 7017 6699

Online: www.routledge.com

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