Tourism: A Tool for Economic Development at Local and National Level

TOURISM: A TOOL FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AT LOCAL AND NATIONAL LEVEL

INTRODUCTION and OBJECTIVE

Developments in industry and technology after the Second World War have changed the lifestyle of consumers. Improvements in society’s standards and The Freedom of travel brought about by globalization, prepared the ground for the increase in the number of people participating in tourism activities. Improvements in society’s living standards and The Freedom of travel brought about by globalization, prepared the ground for the increase in the number of people participating in tourism activities. Increasing in the number of people who want to visit different destinations has enabled the tourism sector to develop very rapidly and become an important sector for many countries. So much that the number of tourists around 300 million in the 1980s worldwide exceeded 700 million in 2000s and then 900 million in 2010.

As a result of the increasing number of people to be part of tourism ecosystem, that is one of the largest industries with nearly 1,4 billion overnight visitors of tourism services per year spending hundreds billions of dollars. Tourism industry also provides employment to over 100 million people worldwide. Therefore tourism is one of the sectors which has significant effects on the development of the local, national and global economies.

The upcoming book which is titled as “Tourism: A Tool for Economic Development at Local and National Level” will try to make an effort on consolidating interdisciplinary researches related to tourism and its effects on local, national and global economies. In this context it is aimed to include the studies carried out by scientists under the themes of tourism and economic development, tourism and social development, new trends in tourism industry and tourism marketing.

QUESTION: How do we as a scientist interpret and understand that how tourism industry effect the economy from the perspective of different disciplines?

Recommended Topics

Main Challenges/ General Topics

  1. Future Perspectives on Tourism Industry
  2. Various Aspects of Tourism in Economics
  3. The Effect of Tourism Sector to The Local Economic Development Process

Main Themes

Relationship between Economy and Tourism Industry

Tourism and Social Development

Tourism Demand and Characteristics

Tourism and International Competition

Contribution of Tourism to Local Economies

Alternative Tourism Perspectives and Importance for Countries

New Approaches in Tourism Marketing

TARGET AUDIENCE

Academics, Scholars, and experts from all disciplines who are willing to make deep researches on social media and networks will find in this book a useful guide to the present, future and possible perspectives of Social Media and Social Network Platforms on various disciplines

The proposals and Chapter Manuscripts chosen by the editorial team will be forwarded to the double-blind review process, then if required Translation, Proofreading, Editorial and Publishing Phase will be completed.

This book project is carried out by the editors, apart from the publisher.

Editor;

Özer YILMAZ (Ph.D.)

Asst. Prof. @ Bandırma Onyedi Eylül University