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Tourism and transition: governance, transformation and development.

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This book presents current research on the roles and importance of tourism and its interrelationships with governance and development in transition economies and those adjusting to the accession requirements of the enlarged EU. The geographical coverage ranges across Central and Eastern Europe, the Central and Eastern Mediterranean, Central Asia, China and South Africa. Throughout this volume, the...


Chapter 9 (Page no: 147)

The impact of political instability on the tourism industries of selected Mediterranean destinations: a neural network approach.

This chapter investigates the impact of political instability on the tourist industries of four eastern Mediterranean destinations (Cyprus, Greece, Turkey and Israel) during the period 1977-97. It does so by producing a neural network model that enables an evaluation of the relationship between political instability and tourism. The results of the neural network confirm the current opinion that events of political instability can have a strong influence on the tourist industry. The series of experiments revealed further details of the interrelationship between the political instability factors and the number of tourist arrivals. It is concluded that neural networks indeed have the analytical ability to provide accurate predictions and the flexibility to incorporate various forms and types of independent variables that might be present in a tourism demand function.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 53) Capital accumulation - tourism and development processes in Central and Eastern Europe. Author(s): Roberts, L.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 65) The government's role in stimulating national tourism development: the case of Poland. Author(s): Kotlinski, W.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 73) The role of foreign direct investment in the development of tourism in post-communist Hungary. Author(s): Behringer, Z. Kiss, K.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 83) Estonian national heritage, tourism, and paradoxes of transformation. Author(s): Worthington, B.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 95) Sustainability as the basis for future tourism development in Serbia. Author(s): Popesku, J. Hall, D.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 105) Positioning the tourism product of an emerging industry: image, resources and politics in Kyrgyzstan. Author(s): Schofield, P.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 119) Transition for EU accession: the case of Malta's restructuring tourism and transport sectors. Author(s): Attard, M. Hall, D.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 133) Tourism development and planning in constrained circumstances: an institutional appraisal of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). Author(s): Alipour, H. Kilic, H.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 169) Provincial government roles in Chinese tourism development: the case of Hunan. Author(s): Huang Rong
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 185) Authenticity, ethnicity and social transformation at World Heritage Sites: tourism, retailing and cultural change in Lijiang, China. Author(s): Yamamura, T.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 201) Tourism administration and regional integration under transition: policy and practice in South Africa. Author(s): Briedenhann, J. Butts, S.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Iannis Gregoriou Business School, The Cyprus College, Nicosia, Cyprus.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2004
  • ISBN
  • 9780851997483
  • Record Number
  • 20043108962