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Demand of Thai Tourists to Lao PDR: An Ardl Approach


  • Sakkarin Nonthapot

    (Economics Program, Faculty of Integrated Social Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Nong Khai Campus)

  • Hooi Hooi Lean

    (Economics Program, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia)


This paper investigates the demand of Thai tourists visit to Lao PDR. Using quarterly data from 2000 to 2010, the study finds that the demand of Thai tourists to Lao PDR has a positive relationship with Thailand’s income factor. However, the political crisis has no significant impact on the demand of Thai tourists visit to Lao PDR. Hence, we suggest that Lao PDR should promote her tourism packages to higher income group and expand the cooperation with Thailand’s tourism organizations for the development of Lao PDR’s tourism industry

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  • Sakkarin Nonthapot & Hooi Hooi Lean, 2013. "Demand of Thai Tourists to Lao PDR: An Ardl Approach," Asian Journal of Empirical Research, Asian Economic and Social Society, vol. 3(3), pages 279-285, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:asi:ajoerj:2013:p:279-285

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    1. Jarita Duasa, 2007. "Determinants of Malaysian Trade Balance: An ARDL Bound Testing Approach," Global Economic Review, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 36(1), pages 89-102.
    2. M. Hashem Pesaran & Yongcheol Shin & Richard J. Smith, 2001. "Bounds testing approaches to the analysis of level relationships," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 16(3), pages 289-326.
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    Thai Tourists; Tourism Demand; Lao PDR Tourism;


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