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Modelling International Tourism Demand for Zimbabwe

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  • Edwin Muchapondwa
  • Obert Pimhidzai

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This paper uses the autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) approach to cointegration to estimate the coefficients of the determinants of international tourism demand for Zimbabwe for the period 1998 to 2005. The results show that taste formation, transport costs, changes in global income and certain specific events have a significant impact on international tourism demand. This implies that the improvement of international tourism infrastructure (in order to reduce travel costs and enhance the quality of services to tourists) so as to reinforce taste formation are important for attracting more international tourists to Zimbabwe. Furthermore, the authorities can potentially increase international tourism demand for the country by promoting pleasant events in the country.

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  • Edwin Muchapondwa & Obert Pimhidzai, 2008. "Modelling International Tourism Demand for Zimbabwe," Working Papers 107, Economic Research Southern Africa.
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    1. Farai Chigora & Clever Vutete, 2015. "Indifference Curve Supremacy in Tourism Consumption Behaviour: Case of Zimbabwe Destination," Case Studies in Business and Management, Macrothink Institute, vol. 2(2), pages 27-35, December.
    2. Alinsato, Alastaire Sèna, 2009. "Electricity consumption and GDP in an electricity community: Evidence from bound testing cointegration and Granger-causality tests," MPRA Paper 20816, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Deluna, Roperto Jr & Jeon, Narae, 2014. "Determinants of International Tourism Demand for the Philippines: An Augmented Gravity Model Approach," MPRA Paper 55294, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    International tourism demand; ARDL; Zimbabwe;

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