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Tourism Competitiveness and Corruption: A Cross-Country Analysis

Tourism Competitiveness and Corruption: A Cross-Country Analysis No prior research has considered the role corruption plays in a country's ability to compete globally in the tourism industry. Using the 2008 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index, a comprehensive measure of tourism competitiveness developed by the World Economic Forum, the 2006 Corruption Perception Index published by Transparency International and data from 119 countries, this study provides evidence that a reduction in corruption levels impacts positively on the level of tourism competitiveness across nations. The study also finds that the marginal gain in tourism competitiveness from a reduction in corruption levels is greater for developing countries than for developed countries. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Tourism Economics SAGE

Tourism Competitiveness and Corruption: A Cross-Country Analysis

Tourism Economics , Volume 16 (3): 16 – Sep 1, 2010

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SAGE
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© 2010 SAGE Publications
ISSN
1354-8166
eISSN
2044-0375
DOI
10.5367/000000010792278392
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Abstract

No prior research has considered the role corruption plays in a country's ability to compete globally in the tourism industry. Using the 2008 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index, a comprehensive measure of tourism competitiveness developed by the World Economic Forum, the 2006 Corruption Perception Index published by Transparency International and data from 119 countries, this study provides evidence that a reduction in corruption levels impacts positively on the level of tourism competitiveness across nations. The study also finds that the marginal gain in tourism competitiveness from a reduction in corruption levels is greater for developing countries than for developed countries.

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Tourism EconomicsSAGE

Published: Sep 1, 2010

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