Tourism Observatories 3.0: A Transnational Experiment in the Med

30 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2018

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Luis Nobre Pereira

University of Algarve

Margarida Santos

University of Algarve

Dario Bertocchi

Ca Foscari University of Venice, Department of Economics, Students

Nicola Camatti

Ca' Foscari University of Venice - Department of Economics; Ca' Foscari University of Venice - Department of Economics

Jan van der Borg

Ca Foscari University of Venice

Date Written: September 10, 2018

Abstract

Following the precedent set by the Virtual Tourism Observatory run by the European Commission-DG GROW a few years ago, several initiatives have taken place to design and manage tourism observatories at both the transnational and local level. However, these initiatives do not yet seem able to provide adequate operational responses to the challenges that the Commission launched with the original VTO. While the opportunities offered by the Web 3.0 still do not seem to have been sufficiently taken advantage of, such initiatives also have not yet developed suitable methodologies to operationally include the tourism industry in the studies and monitoring performed by the OTs. This work presents an OT prototype including a participatory DSS (PDSS) designed specifically to overcome the aforementioned limits. The prototype was tested in 2017 on the entire eligible area of the 2014-2020 MED Programme covering 52 regions. The potentialities of this PDSS are shown through two case studies, one Italian and the other Portuguese.

Keywords: Tourism Observatory, Destination Management, Decision Support System, participatory processes, coastal and maritime destinations

JEL Classification: L83, O18, R58

Suggested Citation

Nobre Pereira, Luis and Santos, Margarida and Bertocchi, Dario and Camatti, Nicola and van der Borg, Jan, Tourism Observatories 3.0: A Transnational Experiment in the Med (September 10, 2018). University Ca' Foscari of Venice, Dept. of Economics Research Paper Series No. 21/WP/2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3247196 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3247196

Luis Nobre Pereira

University of Algarve ( email )

8000-117 Faro
Portugal

Margarida Santos

University of Algarve ( email )

8000-117 Faro
Portugal

Dario Bertocchi

Ca Foscari University of Venice, Department of Economics, Students ( email )

Venice
Italy

Nicola Camatti (Contact Author)

Ca' Foscari University of Venice - Department of Economics ( email )

Dorsoduro 3246
Venice, Veneto 30123
Italy

Ca' Foscari University of Venice - Department of Economics ( email )

Cannaregio 873 CAP 30121 Venezia
Dipartimento di Economia
VENEZIA, 30121
Italy

Jan Van der Borg

Ca Foscari University of Venice ( email )

Dorsoduro 3246
Venice, Veneto 30123
Italy

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