An Evaluation of the Contribution of Tourism on Economic Growth: The Case of Spain, France, Italy, U.K. and USA

Cuadernos de Turismo, No. 22, pp. 35-46, 2008

13 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2008 Last revised: 19 Oct 2017

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

Sandra Zapata-Aguirre

Universidad de la Republica - Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración; Universidad de la Republica

Date Written: June 1, 2008

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 the group of countries with larger numbers of visitors, including Spain, France, Italy, UK and USA. This allows us to establish a first comparison based on geographical parameters since in Brida et al (2007) the same methodology was applied to different Latin American countries.

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 and Zapata-Aguirre, Sandra, An Evaluation of the Contribution of Tourism on Economic Growth: The Case of Spain, France, Italy, U.K. and USA (June 1, 2008). Cuadernos de Turismo, No. 22, pp. 35-46, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1089053

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

Sandra Zapata-Aguirre

Universidad de la Republica - Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración ( email )

Gonzalo Ramirez 1926
Montevideo, 11200
Uruguay

Universidad de la Republica ( email )

Gonzalo Ramirez 1926
Montevideo, 11200
Uruguay

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
449
Abstract Views
2,134
rank
62,523
PlumX Metrics