SPATIAL STRUCTURE OF TOURISM: AN APPLICATION OF NEW ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY IN SELECTED COUNTRIES

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Saeed Rasekhi
Sepideh Hosseini

Keywords

Tourism, New Economic Geography, Panel Data

Abstract

Assessing the spatial structure of tourism in selected countries during the period 1995-2010 is the main purpose of current paper. To reach this, through applying new economic geography, some spatial factors affecting on tourism agglomeration have been evaluated using panel data. The results of model estimation indicated that the economies of scale and the tourism cost are the most important factors in determining tourism agglomeration in selected countries. In addition, growth and development level of countries increase the tourism agglomeration in these countries. Also, based on this study results, maintain credibility in satisfaction of tourists increase the tourism agglomeration.Overall, the results of this study indicate the confirmation of new economic geography factors in determining tourism agglomeration, while previous studies are just considered the economic factors affecting on tourism agglomeration.

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