Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/159782
Authors: 
Patuelli, Roberto
Mussoni, Maurizio
Candela, Guido
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Quaderni - Working Paper DSE 943
Abstract: 
Culture is more and more considered as an important driver of tourism. However, it is critical, for policymakers, to evaluate the potential returns from investments in culture and generally cultural offer, in particular in multiregion settings with a potentially inefficient distribution of cultural offer. Our paper focuses on the role of distance (between the tourist's origin and destination regions) in mediating the tourism impact of cultural offer. This research question is investigated by means of a spatial interaction model, applied to the case of Italian domestic tourism. We find that distance indeed matters: a destination's endowment in culture appears to be more attractive for long-distance tourists, while an origin region's endowment seems to dinsincentivate long-distance trips to a greater extent.
JEL: 
C23
L83
R12
Z10
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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