MONTERUBBIANESI Pablo Daniel
Casuality between Economic Growth and Tourism Expansion: Empirical Evidence from some Colombian Regions
JUAN GABRIEL BRIDA; PABLO DANIEL MONTERUBBIANESI
Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends
Romanian-American Association of Project Managers for Education and Research (RAAPMER)
Lugar: Bucarest; Año: 2010 vol. 3 p. 153 - 153
This paper analyses the effects in the long-run between tourism and the economic growth in the regions of Antioquia, Bolivar, Bogotá, Magdalena and San Andrés and Providencia of Colombia. Using annual data from 1990 to 2005, the study uses cointegration analysis to consider the existence of Vector Error Correction Model (VEC) among real per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP), tourism expenditures and real exchange rates. We show that the causality relationship is positive and unidirectional for all the regions but the values of elasticities are considerable different. Finally, we compare our study with similar papers also investigating the tourism-led growth hypothesis.