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Does Tourism Really Lead to Peace? A Global View

Pratt, Stephen and Liu, Anyu (2016) Does Tourism Really Lead to Peace? A Global View. International Journal of Tourism Research, 18 (1). pp. 82-90. ISSN 1099-2340

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Abstract There has been much rhetoric about tourism's role in promoting world peace. This research takes a global perspective examining the relationship between peace and tourism across 111 different countries using a panel data model using two indicators, international tourist arrivals and the Institute for Economics and Peace's Global Peace Index. The results indicate that tourism is the beneficiary of peace rather than grounds for peace. Peace is most important to tourism in medium income destinations but still important for high income nations. No relationship exists between peace and tourism arrivals for low income nations.

Item Type: Journal Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: peace, security, safety, economic development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
Depositing User: Stephen Pratt
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2019 23:11
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2019 23:11

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