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The Economic Structure of World Tourism

Vu, Jo and Turner, Lindsay W (2009) The Economic Structure of World Tourism. Tourism Economics - The Business and Finance of Tourism and Recreation, 15 (1). pp. 5-21. ISSN 1354-8166

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Abstract

The economic development of world regions has been linked increasingly to tourism development and particularly to the volume of tourist arrivals. International tourism is a form of trade that represents exports as tourist arrivals. Particular countries have been more or less successful in developing tourism exports and imports. It has been assumed sometimes that most world regional international tourism flows from the developed to the underdeveloped world and forms a process of foreign exchange income from developed to underdeveloped economies. This paper examines the question of which countries are linked economically in world tourism and, more importantly, analyses the structure of this linkage.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID17315, tourism and development, world economic dimensions, economic development structure, principal component analysis
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Economics and Finance
FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
FOR Classification > 1506 Tourism
SEO Classification > 9003 Tourism
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2011 22:54
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2011 22:54
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/4665
DOI: 10.5367/000000009787536717
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Citations in Scopus: 2 - View on Scopus

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