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Exploring the nexus between urbanisation, inflation and tourism output:empirical evidences from the Fiji Islands

Naidu, Suwastika and Chand, Anand and Pandaram, Atishwar (2017) Exploring the nexus between urbanisation, inflation and tourism output:empirical evidences from the Fiji Islands. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, TBA . TBA-TBA. ISSN 1094-1665

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Abstract

The main aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between urbanisation, inflation and tourism output of Fiji. This study used the Autoregressive Distributed Lag bounds test to examine the relationship between urbanisation, inflation and tourism output by using annual time series data for the period 1985–2015. This study has found that urbanisation, inflation and tourism output share a long-run relationship when urbanisation and inflation are used as the dependent variables. The results of this study confirm that in the long run, tourism output has a significant and positive impact on urbanisation. This implies that a 1% increase in tourism output will increase urbanisation by 0.000165%. In the short run, urbanisation and inflation do not affect the tourism output of Fiji. The findings from this study have implications for the policy-makers and practitioners. Policy-makers should play an essential role in expanding tourism activities in the rural areas. In Fiji, there is development disparity between the urban and rural areas. The government has to invest more financial resources in the development of tourism activities in the rural areas.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Management and Public Administration
Depositing User: Suwastika Naidu
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2017 15:06
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2017 15:06
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/10066
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