How Do Tourists React to Political Violence?: An Empirical Analysis of Tourism in Egypt
AbstractThis paper uses a detailed database of political violence in Egypt to study European and US tourists' attitudes towards travelling to a conflict region. We use time series analysis to study the heterogeneous impacts of different dimensions of political violence and counter-violence on tourist flows to Egypt in the 1990s. We find that both US and EU tourists respond negatively to attacks on tourists, but do not appear to be influenced by casualties arising in confrontations between domestic groups. However, European tourists are sensitive to the counter-violence measures implemented by the Egyptian government. There is also evidence of tourism in Egypt being affected by the Israeli / Palestinian conflict, with arrivals of tourists into Egypt rising when fatalities in Israel increase.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its series Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin with number 1022.
Length: 39 p.
Date of creation: 2010
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Tourism; political violence; Egypt;
Other versions of this item:
- David Fielding & Anja Shortland, 2011. "How Do Tourists React To Political Violence? An Empirical Analysis Of Tourism In Egypt," Defence and Peace Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 22(2), pages 217-243.
- P48 - Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - Political Economy; Legal Institutions; Property Rights; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Regional Studies
- L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-07-17 (All new papers)
- NEP-ARA-2010-07-17 (MENA - Middle East & North Africa)
- NEP-POL-2010-07-17 (Positive Political Economics)
- NEP-TUR-2010-07-17 (Tourism Economics)
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- The impact of political violence on tourism
by Economic Logician in Economic Logic on 2010-08-10 14:10:00
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