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Migration and Tourist Flows

Nuno, Carlos Leitão and Muhammad, Shahbaz (2011): Migration and Tourist Flows.

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Abstract

This study considers the relationship between immigration and Portuguese tourism demand for the period 1995-2008, using a dynamic panel data approach. The findings indicate that Portuguese tourism increased significantly during the period in accordance with the values expected for a developed country. The regression results show that income, shock of immigration, population, and geographical distance between Portugal and countries of origin are the main determinants of Portuguese tourism.

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