Evolutionary analysis of sustainable tourism

He, Peng, He, Yong and Xu, FeiFei (2018) Evolutionary analysis of sustainable tourism. Annals of Tourism Research, 69 . pp. 76-89. ISSN 0160-7383

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2018.02.002

Evolutionary analysis of sustainable tourism
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This paper aims to explore an effective green incentive mechanism for government to develop traditional tourism into green tourism by establishing a dynamic evolutionary game model among governments, tourism enterprises, and tourists. We first discuss the evolutionary stable strategy (ESS) regarding green innovation and its corresponding conditions for each stakeholder, and then analyze the ESS between tourism enterprises and tourists, with and without consideration of government green supervision. The optimal green incentive condition for driving all stakeholders to conduct green behavior is identified. More importantly, we advise the government to first implement green incentive mechanism in the areas where the tourism market scale is relatively small. Additionally, we utilize numerical examples to illustrate the findings and provide some managerial insights.

Keywords:Sustainable tourism;, green preference, green innovation, government incentive mechanism, Evolutionary game theory
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N800 Tourism, Transport and Travel
N Business and Administrative studies > N840 International Tourism
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:32134
Deposited On:11 Jul 2018 15:51

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