Comparative Advantage: Explaining Tourism Flows

Jie Zhang, Camilla Jensen

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    Abstract

    The objective of this paper is to explain international tourism flows in terms of supply-side factors associated with its production in destination countries. Unlike demand-oriented analysis, the study suggests that there are parallels between tourism and international trade flows that are typically explained from the supply-side variables, the comparative advantage of the exporting countries. A simple model is proposed and tested. The results render strong support for the relevance of supply-side factors such as natural endowments, technology, and infrastructure in explaining international tourism flows.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
    Volume34
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)223-243
    Number of pages21
    ISSN0160-7383
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Keywords

    • international tourism flows
    • trade
    • trade in services
    • foreign direct investment

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    Zhang, Jie ; Jensen, Camilla. / Comparative Advantage : Explaining Tourism Flows. In: Annals of Tourism Research. 2007 ; Vol. 34, No. 1. pp. 223-243.
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    In: Annals of Tourism Research, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2007, p. 223-243.

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