The world economy, competition, external shocks and demand for international tourist arrivals in Thailand
by Paitoon Kraipornsak
International Journal of Trade and Global Markets (IJTGM), Vol. 4, No. 1, 2011

Abstract: The demand for Thailand's international tourism by 10 major tourist origins was estimated. Income elasticities of demand for tourism are all found positive. It is elastic for rich countries, unitary for Japan and France, and inelastic for neighbouring countries. The continual growth of the world economies is an important factor in explaining substantial expansion of the tourism sector. External shocks were found insignificant in most cases. Relative prices of Thailand and the comparable neighbours are found significant for four tourist origins. Exchange rate is found a significant factor for the demand from Australia, Japan, and the USA.

Online publication date: Mon, 03-Jan-2011

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