Evaluating the Contribution of Tourism on Economic Growth

Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 351-356

8 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2008 Last revised: 18 May 2011

See all articles by Juan Gabriel Brida

Juan Gabriel Brida

Universidad de la República

Juan Sebastián Pereyra

Universidad de la República - Facultad de Ciencias Económicas; El Colegio de México

María Jesús Such-Devesa

Universidad de Alcalá

Date Written: December 21, 2007

Abstract

In a recent work, Ivanov and Webster (2007) present a methodology for measuring the contribution of tourism to economic growth and apply this methodology to the cases of Cyprus, Greece and Spain. The method uses the growth of real GDP per capita as a measure of economic growth and disaggregates it into economic growth generated by tourism and economic growth generated by other industries. Our paper selects a group of Latin-Americans countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Mexico. This allows us to establish a first comparison based on geographical parameters (European countries vs. Latin American countries). Whilst Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay present a profile where tourism industry has a smaller weight on GDP (2,5%; 1,5%; 1,6%, respectively) in Mexico the tourism contribution to GDP is about 4,8%.

Keywords: tourism impacts, economic growth, GDP

JEL Classification: L83, Q21, Q26

Suggested Citation

Brida, Juan Gabriel and Pereyra, Juan Sebastián and Such-Devesa, María Jesús, Evaluating the Contribution of Tourism on Economic Growth (December 21, 2007). Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 351-356. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1084466

Juan Gabriel Brida

Universidad de la República ( email )

Av. 18 de Julio
Montevideo, 1968
Uruguay

Juan Sebastián Pereyra (Contact Author)

Universidad de la República - Facultad de Ciencias Económicas ( email )

Gonzalo Ramírez 1926
CP 11200 Montevideo
Uruguay

El Colegio de México ( email )

Gonzalo Ramírez 1926
CP 11200 Montevideo
Uruguay

María Jesús Such-Devesa

Universidad de Alcalá ( email )

Plaza de la Victoria, 2
Alcalá de Henares, Asturias 33011
Spain

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