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Crime and International Tourism

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  • Duha T. Altindag

Using a panel data set of European countries, this paper investigates the impact of crime on international tourism. Violent crimes are negatively associated with incoming international tourists and international tourism revenue indicating that international tourists consider the risk of victimization when choosing a location to visit. This impact is smaller in magnitude in Southern European countries with a coastline which are generally more attractive tourist destinations in terms of sea tourism, suggesting that victimization risk and attractiveness of the destination may be substitutable traits.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, Auburn University in its series Auburn Economics Working Paper Series with number auwp2014-01.

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