Proposing spacetime scale for space tourism economics

Kang Lin Peng, Cathy H.C. Hsu, Pearl M.C. Lin, Meng Su

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This research proposes the spacetime scale to derive a space tourism economic model based on the General Relativity Theory. The space curvature is considered in the economic model analogized to a physic theory to expand the horizons of tourism economics. The deductive reasoning and analogy methods were adopted to propose the spacetime scale for space tourism economics, accommodating the conventional economic models of near-flat space commodities on the earth. Conclusions suggest conquering our perception acceptance from linear time to curvilinear spacetime for space tourism economics.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTourism Economics
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022


  • general relativity theory
  • near-flat space
  • space curvature
  • space tourism
  • spacetime economic model
  • spacetime scale

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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