Academic journal article European Journal of Tourism Research

Guest Editors

Academic journal article European Journal of Tourism Research

Guest Editors

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This special issue presents a selection of the best papers presented during the 3rd QATEM 'Quantitative Approaches in Tourism Economics and Management' workshop held in the University of Corsica in Corte (France), and co-organised by University of Perpignan Via Domitia on 13th July, 2012. The conference was supported by the LISA (UMR 6240) and the CAEPEM (EA 4606) laboratories. QATEM 2012 is the third event under a workshop series which provide an opportunity for gathering, analysing and debating state-of-the-art academic research on this theme. Many submissions have been done and the scientific committee only selected some papers for presentation.

The guest editors identified among them four papers for this special issue of European Journal of Tourism Research. Indeed, we have been very keen to ensure that these papers make a substantial contribution to our understanding of one of the many quantitative approaches in tourism economics and management. Moreover, the papers chosen, by virtue of their mixed provenance, show the globalised nature of the QATEM workshop.

In the first paper, Andrea Saayman and Melville Saayman from North-West University (South Africa) investigate the influence of exchange rate volatility on tourism by focusing not only on the influence of volatility on arrivals, but also on its effect on tourist spending in South Africa. This is an innovative quantitative paper in tourism, since a free floating exchange rate case is investigated, therefore making a significant contribution to the literature on the impact of volatility on arrivals and spending.

In the second paper, Ratsimbanierana, Sbai and Stenger from Univeristy of Perpignan (France) analyse the tourism destination performance in Morocco. …

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