Is there agreement between beneficiaries on who should bear the costs of conserving farm landscapes?

Yadav, Lava Prakash and O'Neill, Stephen (2013) Is there agreement between beneficiaries on who should bear the costs of conserving farm landscapes?. Tourism Management, 39 62-70. doi:10.1016/j.tourman.2013.04.001

Author Yadav, Lava Prakash
O'Neill, Stephen
Title Is there agreement between beneficiaries on who should bear the costs of conserving farm landscapes?
Journal name Tourism Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0261-5177
Publication date 2013-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.tourman.2013.04.001
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 39
Start page 62
End page 70
Total pages 9
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Formatted abstract
• Beneficiary pays markets are commonly employed for financing public goods.
• Market creation requires an assessment of appropriate payments from beneficiaries.
• Two beneficiary groups, tourists and B&B owners are asked for their WTP values.
• In addition, their notion of desirable financial burden-sharing is also assessed.
• Diverging views with regard to a fair share is found between the two groups.

In recent years market based incentives have been regarded as a potential solution for addressing market failure related to environmental externalities. Determining the optimal payment schedule to facilitate such market mechanism typically involves a valuation exercise to capture the static benefits received by beneficiary groups from the public good. In this study we augment the valuation estimates with a notion of ‘fair share’ by assessing opinions of two beneficiary groups (tourists and Bed and Breakfast owners) regarding an acceptable division of the burden of financing the public good. We find a significant difference in views. Tourists believe that their accommodation providers should contribute almost twice the amount that they themselves are willing to pay. On the contrary, a majority of Bed and Breakfast owners surveyed were against burdening tourists with any additional payments.
Keyword Willingness to pay
Contingent valuation: tourism
Beneficiary pays market creation
Bivariate ordered probit
Contingent valuation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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