IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Aménités environnementales et rente territoriale sur un marché de services différenciés : le cas du marché des gîtes ruraux labellisés en France


  • Amédée Mollard
  • Mbolatiana Rambonilaza
  • Dominique Vollet


Tourist services can only be used on-site, and location therefore becomes a servicespecific characteristic for consumers and a factor influencing their cost and quality for providers. These services are a fine illustration of territorial rent differential. This territorial rent differential can be tested empirically in a French context by applying the hedonic pricing method to the quality-assured holiday cottage market. It is also possible to explore the role of environmental and territorial variables as service differentiation tools for tourism managers. The results of econometric analysis on market prices for quality-assured holiday cottages show that not only the inherent attributes of the holiday cottages but also environmental variables act as service differentiation tools. However, the actors do not use immediate natural environment variables in their differentiation strategy, which operates more on territorial variables. Two baseline territories were selected: one currently enjoying renewed consumer interest (the Aubrac territory, set deep in the Massif Central), and another more longstanding favourite with tourists (the Baronnies territory in the Drôme). Comparative analysis showed a catch-up trend for up-and-coming territories that are increasingly valued by the market.

Suggested Citation

  • Amédée Mollard & Mbolatiana Rambonilaza & Dominique Vollet, 2006. "Aménités environnementales et rente territoriale sur un marché de services différenciés : le cas du marché des gîtes ruraux labellisés en France," Revue d'économie politique, Dalloz, vol. 116(2), pages 251-275.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:repdal:redp_162_0251

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: free

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: free


    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.

    Cited by:

    1. Elsasser, Peter & Meyerhoff, Jürgen & Montagné, Claire & Stenger, Anne, 2009. "A bibliography and database on forest benefit valuation studies from Austria, France, Germany, and Switzerland - A possible base for a concerted European approach," Journal of Forest Economics, Elsevier, vol. 15(1-2), pages 93-107, January.
    2. Moalla, M. & Mollard, A., 2011. "Le rôle des cognitions environnementales dans la valorisation économique des produits et des services touristiques," Working Papers 201102, Grenoble Applied Economics Laboratory (GAEL).
    3. repec:tou:journl:v:46:y:2017:p:93-115 is not listed on IDEAS


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:cai:repdal:redp_162_0251. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Jean-Baptiste de Vathaire). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.