Do Hotels Benefit from Agglomeration?
Marco-Lajara B*, Claver-Cortes E, Ubeda-Garcia M and Zaragoza-Saez PC
Department of Business Organization, University of Alicante, Carretera de San Vicente Del Raspeig, Carretera de San Vicente del Raspeig, S/N, 03690, Alicante, Spain
- *Corresponding Author:
- Marco-Lajara B
Department of Business Organization, University of Alicante
Carretera de San Vicente Del Raspeig
Carretera de San Vicente del Raspeig
S/N, 03690, Alicante, Spain
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: January 07, 2016; Accepted Date: February 25, 2016; Published Date: February 29, 2016
Citation: Marco-Lajara B, Claver-Cortes E, Ubeda-Garcia M, Zaragoza-Saez PC (2016) Do Hotels Benefit from Agglomeration? J Tourism Hospit 5:201. doi:10.4172/2167-0269.1000201
Copyright: © 2016 Marco-Lajara B, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The present article reviews some of the most important works published about the generation of economies of agglomeration in the tourism sector. It has traditionally been argued that hotels and other firms in this sector are geographically concentrated around the resources demanded by tourists (demand-side perspective); however, a number of studies show that supply-side externalities also exist in the tourism sector. The article also refers to the tourist district theory–which is still in its early stages of evolution. The work finishes with a summary of the main conclusions drawn from the study and a suggestion of possible lines of research for the future.