publication . Article . 2011

The tourist industry: a growth opportunity for Southern economy

Gattei S.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2011 Journal: Rivista economica del Mezzogiorno, issue 1-2, pages 191-234
Over the years, the international tourist movement has considerably expanded and this has reinforced the idea that such a sector can have a major role on the growth of Mezzogiorno's economy and on reducing the gap with the Centre-North. This paper aims at analysing trends in the South during the decade 1988-2008, compared with those of the Centre-North and the main competitor countries of the Mediterranean area, and at identifying the major obstacles to development of Southern tourism in line with the extraordinary heritage of this area, as well as strengths to build on. An effective policy of Southern tourism development should refer to the Mezzogiorno as a mac...
free text keywords: Development Policies; Tourist Movement; L83; O14; O21.
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