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The Economic Contribution of Tourism in Iran: An Input-Output Approach

Khoshkhoo, M. H. Imani and Alizadeh, Valiollah and Pratt, Stephen (2017) The Economic Contribution of Tourism in Iran: An Input-Output Approach. Tourism Analysis, 22 (3). pp. 435-441. ISSN 1083-5423

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    Abstract

    Historically, Iran has been heavily dependent on crude oil revenues. However, Iran is richly endowed with many natural and cultural attractions. Possibly due to the image of being an unsafe destination, international tourism has not been developed as quickly as in other parts of the world. However, the tourism industry can play an important role in the economic growth of many countries. The economic tourism potential for Iran has been an underresearched area. An input–output model has been used to calculate income multipliers and employment multipliers to assess the economic contribution of tourism activities. Compared to other sectors in the economy, we find there is economic potential for tourism. The tourism industry can play an important role to stimulate economic growth and employment.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    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: 15 Feb 2019 10:24
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2019 10:24
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/11211
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