The end of growth in residential tourism destinations: steady state or sustainable development? The case of Calpe

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Title: The end of growth in residential tourism destinations: steady state or sustainable development? The case of Calpe
Authors: Perles Ribes, José Francisco | Ramón-Rodríguez, Ana B. | Vera-Rebollo, José Fernando | Ivars-Baidal, Josep
Research Group/s: Economía del Turismo, Recursos Naturales y Nuevas Tecnologías (INNATUR) | Internacionalización de la Empresa y Comercio Exterior | Planificación y Gestión Sostenible del Turismo
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Análisis Económico Aplicado | Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Análisis Geográfico Regional y Geografía Física | Universidad de Alicante. Instituto Universitario de Investigaciones Turísticas
Keywords: Residential tourism | Economic and financial crisis | Sustainable development | Steady state | Calpe
Knowledge Area: Economía Aplicada | Análisis Geográfico Regional
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: Current Issues in Tourism. 2018, 21(12): 1355-1385. doi:10.1080/13683500.2016.1276522
Abstract: This article discusses how the slowdown in the real estate market during the most recent economic and financial crisis has affected residential tourism destinations on the Spanish coast. The afore-mentioned crisis, which gave rise to a standstill in residential activity, coincided with the turbulences experienced in the competing destinations of Northern Africa, which brought about a record number of international tourist arrivals to Spain. The resulting situation enables us to explore the future scenario of all the Spanish destinations that, due to the depletion of available land, are reaching their maximum levels of urban growth. Examining the case of Calpe, a destination which is representative of the Spanish Mediterranean, the study analyses whether the foreseeable dynamics for the future are conceptualized in the favourable terms that characterize “sustainable development” or, on the contrary, exhibit negative implications which the classic economists refer to as the “steady state”.
Sponsor: This work was supported by the Gobierno de España Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad [grant number PROYECTO CSO2014-59193-R].
ISSN: 1368-3500 (Print) | 1747-7603 (Online)
DOI: 10.1080/13683500.2016.1276522
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Peer Review: si
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