USP Electronic Research Repository

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

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (619Kb)


    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: 19 Feb 2019 09:23
    Last Modified: 19 Feb 2019 09:23

    Actions (login required)

    View Item

    Document Downloads

    More statistics for this item...