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The determinants of African tourism

  • Johan Fourie
  • María Santana-Gallego

Using a standard panel gravity equation of 175 origin/destination countries between 1995 and 2008, 43 of which are African, we identify the factors that drive African-inbound (arrivals to Africa from other continents) and within-African tourism (arrivals from and to an African country). We find that the determinants of African-inbound and within-African tourism are not all that different from global tourism flows; repeat tourism, income, distance, land area and the standard dummy variables not only drive global or OECD tourism, but also tourism within Africa, disproving the belief that African tourists ‘differ substantially’.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Development Southern Africa.

Volume (Year): 30 (2013)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 347-366

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Handle: RePEc:taf:deveza:v:30:y:2013:i:3:p:347-366
DOI: 10.1080/0376835X.2013.817302
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