Book Review: Aviation and Tourism – Implications for Leisure Travel

aviation_tourismA book review by Lomme Devriendt

As the characteristics and needs of leisure travelers differ so much from those of business travelers, a separate consideration of the relationships between the aviation and tourism market is required if a detailed understanding of the leisure-driven air travel market is to be gained. No less than 26 distinguished experts in the domain of aviation and tourism were invited by Anne Graham, Andreas Papatheodorou, and Peter Forsyth to contribute to this intriguing theme in the book ‘Aviation and Tourism’.

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Book review: Globalization and Regional Integration

By Lomme Devriendt

How did the European airline market develop from an international system based on bilateral agreements into a single transnational aviation market? This book attempts to answer the formative question behind this book. ‘Globalization and Regional Integration’ is most certainly a worthwhile read, but it will have to be used alongside other books if one wishes to obtain a refined picture of the evolutions in the European aviation market.

Introducing a New and Exciting Global Airline Database: ’MIDT’

By Lomme Devriendt, Ben Derudder and Frank Witlox

The authors of this contribution introduce the Marketing Information Data Transfer’. The MIDT is an almost untapped data source which contains information on the airline connections of more than half a billion passengers for the year of 2001. A preliminary analysis of the data reveals and confirms interesting connection patterns.

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