The Economic Structure of World Tourism

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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


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.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.5367/000000009787536717
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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Economics and Finance
Historical > FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
Historical > FOR Classification > 1506 Tourism
Historical > SEO Classification > 9003 Tourism
Keywords ResPubID17315, tourism and development, world economic dimensions, economic development structure, principal component analysis
Citations in Scopus 13 - View on Scopus
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