Tourism Versus Local Public Administration: Research Trends through Bibliometric Analysis Chapter Conference Paper uri icon


  • The tourism activity has faced several challenges worldwide and the private sector alone cannot deal with all these challenges, which is why the public administration needs to intervene, including at the local level, in several areas, such as tourism promotion, tourism infrastructure, tourism coordination/planning, tourism information dissemination, among others. This paper aims to analyze the dynamics of tourism research in a local public management perspective by exploring the main topics and areas of action of local governments, through a bibliometric analysis. The main results suggest that most of the selected studies stress the relevance of local governments taking a central role in tourism management, planning and promotion, so that both public and private sectors benefit, and residents do not have to directly face their negative impacts.

publication date

  • 2023