The Economic Impacts of Tourism in Ouro Preto, MG, Brazil

  • Ângela Cabral Flecha UFOP
  • José Paulo Alves Fusco UNESP
  • Wagner Damiani FGV-SP
  • Hudson Fernandes Amaral UFMG
Keywords: Economic impact of tourism, Money Generation Model, Multipliers, Ouro Preto – Brazil

Abstract

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The tourism spending like other activities has direct and secondary effects on the economy, and presents complex interaction with other activities deserving a special treatment for measuring its contribution to the global result of production and consumption. In this paper, it is used the Money Generation Model to measure the global economic impact of tourism sales in Ouro Preto, this method is not so limited by the data and it is able to produce good approximations to reality. It was not possible to adopt the WTO methodology due to data limitation. The results revealed the real importance of tourism for Ouro Preto, representing up to 10.4% of GDP in 2002, up to 21.8% of tax revenues in 2004, and approximately 11% of the region's population in 2002 was related to tourism sales. Some actions can be outlined from these results in order to illustrate the current economic reality of the tourism in Ouro Preto. It is also possible to improve the tourist planning accomplished by the local City Hall in a coherent way with the economic results generated by the tourism.

Author Biographies

Ângela Cabral Flecha, UFOP
Angela Cabral Flecha graduate in tourism and master a PhD in Production Engineering. She is professor of the School of Tourism, Federal University of Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil. She was Congress Professional Organizer when she had the opportunity to do part of the Rio'92 (ECO'92) organization and more than 70 others small, medium and great events. She teaches marketing, tourism, hospitality and events disciplines and coordinates two research groups. The first one focuses on tourism studies in general - Research and Advanced Studies Tourism Group, NUPETUR - where she has a special interest in the studies on tourism networks. The second one focuses on impacts of the events where she coordinates the Events Studies Group (GEVENTOS) that the main objective is investigate the impacts of the events. She was responsible for the organization of the most important event about tourism happened in Brazil in 2008 – EIGTUR 2008 - when it gathered specialists on the tourism management theme of 4 continents.
José Paulo Alves Fusco, UNESP
José Paulo Alves Fusco is an Associate Professor in the Department of Production Engineering at UNESP – São Paulo State University, Campus located in Bauru, Brazil. Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Operations Management at UMIST School of Management, Manchester, UK. Graduate at Engenharia Mecânica at Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (1977), master's degree in Production Engineering at Universidade de São Paulo (1993) and PhD in Production Engineering in Universidade de São Paulo (1996). Has experience in Production Engineering, acting on the following subjects: Competitiveness, Networks, Operations Management and Supply Chain Management.
Wagner Damiani, FGV-SP
Prof. Dr. Wagner Damiani concluded his post doctoral studies at the Marriot School of Management at Brigham Young University (BYU). He is post graduated in Finance and Accounting at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a Professor in the Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo da Fundação Getulio Vargas and in the School of Accountancy at BYU. He was a Visiting Scholar at University of Texas at Austin and a Visiting Professor at BYU. His researches and publications covers Knowledge Management, Executive Information Systems, Digital TV and the Tourism Industry. He is the President and CEO of B2 – Business Brain.
Hudson Fernandes Amaral, UFMG
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Published
2010-12-03
How to Cite
Flecha, Ângela, Fusco, J. P., Damiani, W., & Amaral, H. (2010). The Economic Impacts of Tourism in Ouro Preto, MG, Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management, 7(2), 29-46. Retrieved from https://bjopm.emnuvens.com.br/bjopm/article/view/V7N2A2_