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The Economic Impact of Tourism

  • François Vellas
  • Lionel Bécherel
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Abstract

Evaluating the economic impact of tourism provides information necessary for the formulation of tourism development policies. These policies determine the type of infrastructure and superstructure a country needs to invest in to encourage the most appropriate kind of tourism production. However, because of problems of definition (for instance, whether the impact of day-visitors should be included) and because of the relative inaccuracy of tourism statistics, it is difficult to measure the economic impact of tourism accurately.

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  • Lionel Bécherel

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