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Tourism's vulnerability and resilience to terrorism

Liu, Anyu and Pratt, Stephen (2017) Tourism's vulnerability and resilience to terrorism. Tourism Management, 60 . 404 - 417. ISSN 0261-5177

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Personal security is a major concern for tourists. Most tourists will seek safe and secure destinations and avoid those that have been plagued by terrorism. This research quantifies the relationship between terrorism and tourism in 95 different countries and territories using international tourism demand models. After controlling for income, we find there is no long run effect of terrorism on international tourism demand and the short run effect is quite limited from a global perspective using panel data models. Only nine countries out of the 95 show a long run impact of terrorism on tourism and 25 countries out of the 95 show a short run impact using time series models, implying that international tourism is resilient to terrorism. The influence of terrorism is diverse in destinations with different political instability, income levels and tourism intensities.

Item Type: Journal Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Terrorism, International tourism demand, Political instability, Security, Crisis management
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: 18 Feb 2019 21:23
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2019 21:23

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