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Cruise tourism externalities and residents’ support: a mixed approach

Brida, Juan Gabriel and Del Chiappa, Giacomo and Meleddu, Marta and Pulina, Manuela (2012) Cruise tourism externalities and residents’ support: a mixed approach. Economics, Vol. 6 (40). eISSN 1867-8009. Article.

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DOI: 10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2012-40

Abstract

This paper investigates residents’ preferences of investment in cruise tourism, taking its externalities into full account. The research involved data collection in the port of call of Messina (Sicily, Italy), during the peak cruise season in 2011. A mixed generalized ordered logit analysis, based upon a correspondence analysis, is run to examine what factors influence residents’ perceptions about investing in cruise tourism. Potential positive and negative externalities produced by this economic activity, as well as socio-demographic and economic determinants are taken into account. Overall, residents in Messina, treated as a composite stakeholder, would invest a very high level of resources in cruising if their income depends on the cruise activity, if they had a cruise trip in the past, if they belong to a family with a high number of components, and if they believe this activity to exert positive welfare, cultural and social externalities. Conversely, residents in Messina are likely to prefer a low, or very low level of investment the farther they live from the port, if they are female, retired and if they perceive a deterioration of the environment. Implications for policy makers are drawn from these empirical findings.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:8098
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cruise port of call, residents’ support, externalities, correspondence analysis, generalized ordered logit
Subjects:Area 13 - Scienze economiche e statistiche > SECS-P/08 Economia e gestione delle imprese
Area 13 - Scienze economiche e statistiche > SECS-P/03 Scienza delle finanze
Divisions:002 Altri enti e centri di ricerca del Nord Sardegna > CRENoS-Centro Ricerche Economiche Nord Sud, Università di Cagliari e Università di Sassari
001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Scienze economiche e aziendali
eISSN:1867-8009
Copyright Holders:© Author(s) 2012
Additional Information:Published as discussion paper in special issue "Tourism Externalities".
Deposited On:09 Apr 2013 10:57

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