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Testing Convergence Of Fiji'S Tourism Markets


  • Pareshk. Narayan


The convergence hypothesis for tourism markets is based on the tenet that when tourism markets are converging the difference between total international visitor arrivals to a country and international visitor arrivals from a particular country will be stationary. We argue that if this is true, then convergence can also be tested through examining whether total visitor arrivals and visitor arrivals from a particular market are cointegrated. We test the convergence hypothesis by examining visitor arrivals to Fiji from eight tourist source markets, using both unit root and cointegration tests. We find strong statistical evidence that Fiji's tourism markets converge. Copyright 2007 The Author Journal compilation 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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  • Pareshk. Narayan, 2007. "Testing Convergence Of Fiji'S Tourism Markets," Pacific Economic Review, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 12(5), pages 651-663, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:pacecr:v:12:y:2007:i:5:p:651-663

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