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Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events

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The economics of second home tourism and its policy implications

Abstract deadline
30 September 2024

Manuscript deadline
31 December 2024

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Juan Gabriel Brida, Universidad de La República, Uruguay
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Pablo Juan Cárdenas-García, University of Jaén, Spain
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Luis Moreno-Izquierdo, University of Alicante, Spain
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The economics of second home tourism and its policy implications

Second home tourism has become an important international market for many destinations in addition to their already well-established role in domestic tourism. Second homes are an important ingredient in any tourist destinations, but particularly in those where the number of beds available in second homes far exceeds that of the hotel sector. Likewise, second homes are used as short-term rental homes and their use has spread significantly from online platforms, such as Booking or Airbnb. Second homes are therefore an important part of tourist destinations and generate an important contribution to local economies.

It is noteworthy that the type of employment and spending generated by second home tourism is different from that generated by traditional hotel and resort destinations. Likewise, the contribution of second home tourism is not included in the tourism satellite accounts even though there are destinations that are mainly second homes.

In addition to the positive impacts that, from an economic point of view, second home tourism generates, it must also be taken into account that the expansion of this type of tourism also impacts local communities and municipalities in very different ways, for example, from the overcrowding of public services to environmental degradation through land use, so it is also important to take into account the social, cultural or environmental impacts that second home tourism generates.

Therefore, the proposal of this Special Issue, taking advantage of this deficit in the scientific literature, presents an opportunity for the publication of articles that analyses the different impacts (social, environmental, economic) that the second homes tourism produce. This special issue welcomes theoretical, empirical, experimental, reviews of the literature and case study contributions (where they provide significant original theoretical or methodological contributions) from a wide range of disciplinary and post-disciplinary perspectives on second home tourism. Studies with a high component of economic analysis and/or that introduce novel statistical methodologies in tourism will be particularly considered; also theoretical or computational models as well as literary reviews of topics in the Microeconomics of Tourism are welcome. Both conceptual and empirical works are welcome.

The proposed topics may include but are not limited to the following:

∙     The labor market for second homes

∙     Characteristics of the spending by second home tourists

∙     Second home tourism and climate change

∙     Second homes and natural disasters

∙     Second homes and crowding in tourist destinations

∙     The use of land and second homes

∙     Second homes and policy planning

∙     Second homes and the rise of online platforms

∙     Second homes planning, policy and governance

Submission Instructions

This special issue is subject to the following submission and review procedures:

∙     Authors should submit an abstract (up to 1,000 words excluding the reference list) directly to the guest editors via email.

∙     Abstracts must include aim, data and methods used, actual or foreseen outcome contributions to the field, and a reference list.

∙     Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit full papers.

∙     Full papers must be submitted online through the Taylor & Francis submission site of the Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure & Events.  Please select Special Issue: “Economic, social, and environmental impacts of second home tourism” for your submission. Full author publication guidelines may be found at:

∙     All full papers submitted will be referred through a double-blind review process.

∙     Based on the reviewers’ recommendation, the guest editors and the Editor-in-Chief will decide whether a particular submission should be accepted as it is, revised and resubmitted, or rejected.

Submission of the abstract implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; and that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

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