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Introduction: what is the impact of luxury yachting on the well-being of consumers and relevant stakeholders?

Hugues Séraphin (Oxford Brookes Business School, Oxford, UK)
Tatiana Gladkikh (University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK)

Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes

ISSN: 1755-4217

Article publication date: 11 April 2023

Issue publication date: 28 July 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

This introductory paper aims to provide an overview of the significance of the theme issue.

Design/methodology/approach

The article explains why luxury yachting can be considered as a form of tourism which contributes to the well-being of stakeholders in the sector.

Findings

Luxury yachting (tourism) can be considered as a meta economic sector because luxury yachting is a representative of the evolution of global finance and economics. Luxury yachting is also a transformative sector of activity which positively spills over to other sectors and stakeholders, contributing to the well-being of a large community.

Originality/value

The value of this paper is that the paper presents luxury yachting as a prism which enables the investigation of other topics. For this reason, the article refers to luxury yachting as a meta-sector of the economy and a field of research.

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Citation

Séraphin, H. and Gladkikh, T. (2023), "Introduction: what is the impact of luxury yachting on the well-being of consumers and relevant stakeholders?", Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 15 No. 4, pp. 335-339. https://doi.org/10.1108/WHATT-03-2023-0047

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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