Migration and Inbound Tourism: An Italian Perspective
AbstractThis paper investigates the impact of migration on Italian inbound tourism flows in a dynamic panel data framework. Arrivals, expenditure and nights from 65 countries are analyzed for the period 2005-2011. The migration variable is defined at both origin and destination in order to assess the pushing and pulling forces. Estimates are performed using both aggregated flows and flows disaggregated to separate the VFRs from two non-VFR categories, namely holiday and business. The results suggest the presence of a strong migration-tourism nexus which clearly goes beyond visiting friends and relatives. Moreover, the effects of the different determinants vary according to the way in which the tourism market is segmented and, within each segment, to the way in which tourism demand is measured.
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Date of creation: Feb 2014
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Migration; Inbound Tourism; Dynamic Panel Data; Italy;
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- O15 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2014-03-22 (All new papers)
- NEP-EUR-2014-03-22 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-MIG-2014-03-22 (Economics of Human Migration)
- NEP-TUR-2014-03-22 (Tourism Economics)
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