Economics of Transport and Mobility
The simple fact that tourism implies traveling over some distance makes that the analysis of transport and mobility is essential for understanding tourism. The course will therefore introduce and explain transport demand, supply and the functioning of transport markets in a context of tourism. After an introduction to the "Get There" phase of the production of the tourism experience, including long and short haul transportation services, the transport system (participating industries and markets) will be discussed. The course moves then to the simultaneous choices tourists make with respect to transport mode and destination. The course ends with an outlook on the future of transport and tourism in a sustainability perspective.
The course is offered as a five days block course, every day consisting of lectures, group works and discussion. A useful book that will serve as a reference for the course is:
Duval, David, Timothy (2007) Tourism and Transport: Modes, Networks and Flows; Channel View Publications