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An analysis of tourism contribution to economic growth in SADC countries

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dc.contributor.author Makochekanwa, Albert
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-24T19:52:28Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-24T19:52:28Z
dc.date.issued 2013-06
dc.identifier.citation Makochekanwa, A. (2013). An analysis of tourism contribution to economic growth in SADC countries. Botswana Journal of Economics, 11(15), 42-56. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1810-0163
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10646/2971
dc.description.abstract The study how the tourism sector can be an engine of economic growth in SADC member countries. The paper found the contribution of tourism to GDP, employment, export receipts and investment is significant. Although this sector’s contribution to the economy varies among SADC countries, the the study found that Seychelles and Mauritius rely heavily on tourism vis-à-vis its contribution to GDP, employment, export earnings and investment. . In both Seychelles and Mauritius, tourism sector contributes about 50% and 30% to GDP; 60% and 28% to total employment; approximately 35% and 34% to export receipts; and 38% and 10% as percentage of GDP; respectively. Empirical evidence confirmed the importance of tourism to economic activities in SADC region, with a 1% increase in tourism receipt causing a 0.16% rise in GDP per capita. Similarly, a 1% rise in tourism related investment resulted in a 0.29% increase in GDP per capita. en_US
dc.language.iso en_ZW en_US
dc.publisher Botswana Economics Association en_US
dc.subject tourism en_US
dc.subject export receipts en_US
dc.subject SADC Member Countries en_US
dc.subject Economic growth en_US
dc.subject Gross domestic product en_US
dc.title An analysis of tourism contribution to economic growth in SADC countries en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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