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Are Americans More Gung-Ho Than Europeans? Some Evidence From Tourism in Israel During the Intifada

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Analysis of cross-sectional data on tourism to Israel during the Intifada period reveals some of the factors driving the behaviour of tourists from different countries. A large part of the heterogeneity in the observed response of different nationalities can be explained by socio-economic characteristics, some of which suggest differences in attitudes towards the risk associated with violence in Israel. Analysis of time-series data reveals the relative importance of different dimensions of violence in explaining the decline in tourism.

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  • David Fielding & Anja Shortland, 2004. "Are Americans More Gung-Ho Than Europeans? Some Evidence From Tourism in Israel During the Intifada," Discussion Papers in Economics 04/29, Department of Economics, University of Leicester, revised Jan 2005.
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    • Z19 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Other
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism

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