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The Role of Tourism in the Economies of BRICS Countries


  • Iuliana Pop



The article evaluates the role of tourism in the economies of the BRICS countries, considered to be one of the most representative grouping among the emerging countries. Due to the impressive economic growth recorded in these countries, tourism has a growing share in their overall GDP, and large investments have been made in this sector. Taking a broad comparative approach, the article pinpoints the share of tourism in the BRICS’ countries GDP, using statistics as a research tool. It concludes that tourism has a significant potential in the BRICS countries and its part to their overall economic growth is likely to increase in future.

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  • Iuliana Pop, 2014. "The Role of Tourism in the Economies of BRICS Countries," Knowledge Horizons - Economics, Faculty of Finance, Banking and Accountancy Bucharest,"Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University Bucharest, vol. 6(2), pages 136-141, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:khe:journl:v:6:y:2014:i:2:p:136-141

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    BRICS; emerging countries; tourism; economic growth;

    JEL classification:

    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • L80 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - General


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