No. 3 (2021)
Strategic tourism plans of Italian regions: a comparative analysis
Giovanni Ruggieri, Salvatore Lana
In Italy, the recent constitutional reforms have given regional administrations an increasing weight over government and tourism regulation. Therefore, observing the regions' Strategic Plans represents a valuable model for understanding the Italian tourist reality. The article analyses the strategic plans through a synthesis indicator, which compares the main items considered in the regional strategies and their presence in the general scheme adopted by the UNWTO. This analysis aims to offer elements for the new regional tourism planning regarding the unique challenges posed by the pandemic, suggesting some indications for the new National Recovery and Resilience Plan adopted by Italy.
Comparative analysis of themes and subcategories of analysis for the main statistical indicators in tourism
Giovanni Ruggieri, Angela Spoto
According to scientific literature, there is a gap in the statistical analysis of tourism due to missing data or poorly structured statistical information production services. This information, which can be classified as public goods, is currently managed by the public sector and national statistical systems. This article aims to deepen, in the literature, the main dimensions for the analysis of tourism divided into themes and subcategories. Using the analysis methodology with the Leximancer software, content analysis was carried out on 202 scientific articles extracted from international literature through a selection of keywords of over 700 terms. The study returns to the thematic dimensions most frequently dealt with by the scientific literature, showing the principal themes used, the subcategories, and the relationships between them. Finally, the article shows how statistical information in tourism is anchored only to a few families of statistical macro-indicators and how more complex and articulated systems of monitoring, analysis and forecasting of tourism are needed, providing for more effective, efficient tourism policies that can plan and ensure sustainable development and growth plans
Sustainability and tourism: a review of the cruise sector and the scientific literature
Tiziana Crovella, Annarita Paiano, Giovanni Lagioia
This study aims to present the relationship between the continuous growth in the cruise industry - except for the years 2020 and 2021 affected by the Covid Sars-2 pandemic - and scientific research interest. Therefore, we present the results of a structured review of scientific production conducted for three consecutive years associated with the cruise industry from 1982 to 2019. After analysing the main topic, it also presents a review of reviews the studies that examined sustainability approaches, particularly the Carbon footprint methodology. In conclusion, limited research interest in these topics can be highlighted.
Human mobility to the test of war and pandemic events, 2020-2022
Many theories on territorial development have been developed on the concept of mobility concerning people, goods, the economy, financial flows, and the transmission of culture. This article reflects and delves into economic changes and the internationalization of the economy. The results of the scientific reflections have contributed to establishing an international network to which some two hundred research institutes from all continents have joined. Both the two crises of 2020 and 2021 are unforeseeable and unforeseen, in addition to all health problems, destruction, economic crisis, and a high number of deaths, In the future too, trade opportunities and the mobility of people and cultures will be restricted.
The islands of the Gulf of Naples and the Aeolian Islands: a first joint analysis on tourism and maritime transport
Norina Salamone, Maria Teresa Santoro
The paper aims to illustrate the main characteristics of the islands of the Gulf of Naples and the Aeolian Islands, which are among the most relevant for tourism, with strong seasonality, and reachable only by sea.
The work, in addition to describing tourism and maritime transport related to these destinations, tries to measure how many of the travellers who take ferries and hydrofoils are tourists spending nights in the official accommodation establishments and the consequent "tourist impact", through a purpose-built indicator "tourism of maritime transport" (arrivals in accommodation establishments divided by 1,000 disembarked passengers). The analysed period is 2016-19, to have a more faithful picture of the pre-Covid situation, with some references to 2020. Data mainly refer to the Istat surveys Capacity of accommodation establishments, Occupancy in accommodation establishments and Maritime transport.