Economic Impacts of Cruise Tourism: The Case of Costa Rica

Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 322-338

17 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2009 Last revised: 18 May 2011

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Juan Gabriel Brida

Universidad de la República

Sandra Zapata-Aguirre

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

Date Written: July 22, 2009

Abstract

Cruise tourism generates an estimated $18 billion a year in passenger expenditure and has been the fastest growing sector of the travel industry for the past twenty years with an average annual growth rate of passengers of 7.4%. Cruises can provide economic benefits to a local economy but the impacts of this activity are not well understood and have been neglected in the literature. The purpose of this study is to provide information, based on primary investigation, to help the decision making process and the establishment of policies and strategies for cruise ship tourism. We focus on the case of Costa Rica using data collected by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute during the period 2006 - 2008.

Keywords: cruise industry, economic impacts, Costa Rica

Suggested Citation

Brida, Juan Gabriel and Zapata-Aguirre, Sandra, Economic Impacts of Cruise Tourism: The Case of Costa Rica (July 22, 2009). Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 322-338, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1437740

Juan Gabriel Brida (Contact Author)

Universidad de la República ( email )

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Uruguay

Sandra Zapata-Aguirre

Universidad de la República

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Uruguay
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Uruguay

Universidad de la Republica ( email )

Gonzalo Ramirez 1926
Montevideo, 11200
Uruguay

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