Effects of Tourism on Venice: Commercial Changes Over 30 Years

21 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2008

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Francesco Zanini

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Fabio Lando

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia

Manuel Bellio

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: October 30, 2008

Abstract

Tourism is becoming one of the most important economic drivers in the urban context. With this in mind, several cities have tried to adapt their economies to satisfy the demands of the influx of tourism. The main consequences of this trend are the re-shaping of urban areas, with particular regard to art cities. This phenomenon is particularly evident in Venice's historical city centre. In order to better comprehend the changes that have taken place, we have put together a research based analysis of the commercial structure of the city. Particular attention has been given to comparing and contrasting the retail business over the last thirty years.

Keywords: commercial structure, historical city centre, retail, Venice

JEL Classification: R1, R11, R12

Suggested Citation

Zanini, Francesco and Lando, Fabio and Bellio, Manuel, Effects of Tourism on Venice: Commercial Changes Over 30 Years (October 30, 2008). University Ca' Foscari of Venice, Dept. of Economics Research Paper Series No. 33/WP/2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1292198 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1292198

Francesco Zanini (Contact Author)

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Fabio Lando

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia ( email )

Cannaregio 873
Venice, 30121
Italy

Manuel Bellio

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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