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The Economic Contribution of Tourism Sector

4TH WORLD CONFERENCE FOR GRADUATE RESEARCH IN TOURISM, HOSPITALITY AND LEISURE, ANTALYA, TURKEY 23-27, pp. 254-264, April 2008

13 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2008 Last revised: 14 Jun 2011

Juan Gabriel Brida

Universidad de la República; Free University of Bolzano

Juan Sebastián Pereyra

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

Lionello F. Punzo

Dept of Economics and Statistics; INCT/PPED

María Jesús Such

Universidad de Alcalá

Date Written: February 8, 2007

Abstract

This paper explores a recent method for measuring the tourism contribution to an economy's performance and compares it with others methodologies. The method uses the rate of growth of real per capita GDP and disaggregates it into a growth component that can be imputed to tourism and growth generated by other industries. It is applied to two groups of countries, one including economies with established destinations like Spain, France, Italy, UK and USA, and a group of Latin American with emerging tourism destinations. The comparison between those groups shows that the tourism contribution to GDP is higher for the first group but it is not associated necessarily with a greater contribution to the economy's growth. Keywords: tourism economic impacts; growth performance.

Keywords: tourism impacts, growth performance, rate of growth

JEL Classification: L83, Q21, Q26

Suggested Citation

Brida, Juan Gabriel and Pereyra, Juan Sebastián and Punzo , Lionello F. and Such, María Jesús, The Economic Contribution of Tourism Sector (February 8, 2007). 4TH WORLD CONFERENCE FOR GRADUATE RESEARCH IN TOURISM, HOSPITALITY AND LEISURE, ANTALYA, TURKEY 23-27, pp. 254-264, April 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1099042

Juan Gabriel Brida

Universidad de la República ( email )

Av. 18 de Julio
Montevideo, 1968
Uruguay

Free University of Bolzano ( email )

Via Sernesi 1
39100 Bolzano
Italy

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

Lionello F. Punzo

Dept of Economics and Statistics ( email )

Piazza S. Francesco, 7
Siena, I-53100
Italy
+390577232620 (Phone)
+390577232661 (Fax)

INCT/PPED ( email )

Av; Pasteur, 250
terreo - Bairro Maracana
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 23890000
Brazil

María Jesús Such

Universidad de Alcalá ( email )

Avda. de los Monumentos
Alcalá de Henares, Asturias 33011
Spain

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