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Partitioning Growth in Queensland Tourism Expenditure

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  • Mules, Trevor

    (Griffith University Gold Coast)

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    The Queensland state economy has been one of the fastest growing in Australia over the past decade. Tourism is widely recognised as being one of the driving forces behind that growth. Total expenditure in the host economy by tourists is dependent not only on the number of visitors, but also on their behaviour. At the broad level, "behaviour" covers such things as length of stay and expenditure per day. Purpose of visit and usual place of residence may contribute to variability in these measures. It is found that length of stay is changing in the opposite direction to the positive effects of changes in average expenditure and numbers of visitors. Partitioning of changes in tourism expenditure into these components enables policy makers to better understand the changes that are occurring in aggregate tourism expenditure.

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    Article provided by Queensland University of Technology (QUT), School of Economics and Finance in its journal Economic Analysis and Policy (EAP).

    Volume (Year): 27 (1997)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 75-83

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