Amenities and location of hotels: a micro-economic model and estimations
Among different determinants, amenities play a major role in the location of tourism activities. In Tourism Economics, an extensive literature investigates the influence of amenities either on destination choice made by tourists or on economic development, generally at a regional or national level. This paper aims at analysing the influence of amenities on the location of hotels at local level. In a first part, after a presentation of the context of our work and a brief survey of existing literature on the link between amenities and tourism, we introduce and describe the different amenities features that will be analysed. In a second part, using a micro-economic model of hotel entry inspired by urban economics literature, we analyse the influence of amenities characteristics on a tourist bid-rent function and then on the number of hotels entering the market. The third part will be dedicated to an estimation of the effect of amenities on the creation of new hotels at the French 'Bassins de vie' level, which are functional economic areas.
|Date of creation:||Sep 2011|
|Date of revision:|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: |
Web page: http://www.ersa.org
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Wu, JunJie, 2006. "Environmental amenities, urban sprawl, and community characteristics," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 52(2), pages 527-547, September.
- Jacqueline M. Hamilton, 2005.
"Coastal landscape and the hedonic price of accommodation,"
FNU-91, Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University, revised Sep 2005.
- Hamilton, Jacqueline M., 2007. "Coastal landscape and the hedonic price of accommodation," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 62(3-4), pages 594-602, May.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:wiw:wiwrsa:ersa10p904. 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: (Gunther Maier)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.