Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/25335
PIRA download icon_1.1View/Download Full Text
Title: A comparative study of tourism supply chains with quantity competition
Authors: Huang, Y
Song, H 
Huang, GQ
Lou, J
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2012
Source: Journal of travel research, 1 Nov. 2012, v. 51, no. 6, p. 717-729
Abstract: This paper studies the impact of the involvement of tour operators in a tourism supply chain with multiple hotels and travel agencies. Tour operators negotiate with upstream hotels on the quantity of hotel rooms and promote the accommodation to downstream travel agencies. Two types of game models are formulated to analyze quantity competition in tourism supply chains with and without a tour operator. We conduct a comparative study of the two cases and explore the effects of various parameters. The results show that when the market size of travel agencies is lower than a certain level, then both travel agencies and hotels benefit more from the presence of a tour operator in a tourism supply chain. Furthermore, in this situation, the fluctuations in the profits of both travel agencies and hotels are more violent as the supply chain's membership changes.
Keywords: game theory
Hotel accommodation
Tour operator
Tourism supply chain
Travel agency
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Journal: Journal of travel research 
ISSN: 0047-2875
EISSN: 1552-6763
DOI: 10.1177/0047287512451138
Rights: This is the accepted version of the publication Huang, Y., Song, H., Huang, G. Q., & Lou, J, A comparative study of tourism supply chains with quantity competition, Journal of Travel Research (Volume 51 and Issue 6) pp. 717-729. Copyright © 2012 (SAGE Publications). DOI: 10.1177/0047287512451138.
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
a0666-n01_836.pdfPre-Published version1.09 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
Open Access Information
Status open access
File Version Final Accepted Manuscript
Access
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

Page views

101
Last Week
3
Last month
Citations as of May 22, 2022

Downloads

58
Citations as of May 22, 2022

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

25
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of May 26, 2022

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

21
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of May 26, 2022

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.