Mercedes Jiménez García *, Antonio Rafael Peña Sánchez *, José Ruiz Chico

Tourism theory: the crisis recovery and luxury tourism, a first empirical approach in the Spanish regions

Through this article, a first approach to the determinants of Spanish tourism demand is pursued from there, in order to analyse whether there has been a different response between the territories during the crisis, as the tourism sector is concerned, attending especially to the category of the hotel establishment in achieving the pro-cyclical theories of tourism and the more resistant character to economic downturns of luxury tourism. The results refute the conclusions reached in previous literatures and open new ways of research.

Keywords: luxury tourism; crisis; regions

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