Málaga Costa del Sol airport and its new conceptualization of hinterland

Lázaro Florido-Benítez
2021 Tourism Critiques: Practice and Theory  
The concept of hinterland is changing with a globalized economy, new needs between airports, stakeholders and the tourist destination challenge new dimensions of operation in the territory. Identifying new factors and actors in the influence zone of the hinterland will allow us to stage the importance of airports in the regional economy and the positive effects derived from these. The aim of this paper is to analyse the hinterland of Málaga Costa del Sol airport and its territorial and economic
more » ... dimensions. Moreover, to provide an updated and clearer definition of hinterland, assuming future implications for airport operators, management of tourist destination by destination marketing organizations and scholars and practitioners interested in this topic. The results revealed that Málaga's airport is modifying the hinterland of airport and its area of influence in economic and urban development terms.
doi:10.1108/trc-05-2021-0010 fatcat:3thm7m76frfjpn4qmpfuwjrivy