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Tourism and economic growth: does democracy matter?

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  • Nikolaos Antonakakis
  • Mina Dragouni
  • Bruno Eeckels
  • George Filis
Tourism studies have shown a growing interest in the relationship between tourism and the economy, with relevant work exploring the causal direction of effects between a country's international tourism presence and its overall economic performance (Schubert et al., 2011; Ivanov and Webster, 2013; Antonakakis et al., 2015). The product of this enquiry is a mosaic of four different interpretations (i.e. tourism-led growth, economy-driven tourism and bidirectional or no causality) that render this area of research inconclusive and still open to discussion. A detailed analysis of these hypotheses is offered by Brida and Pulina (2010) and Chatziantoniou et al. (2013).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-264
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Early online date11 Oct 2016
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016


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