The heterogeneity of tourists' reactions to terrorism

Ünal, Çiğdem (2017) The heterogeneity of tourists' reactions to terrorism. [Thesis]

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In this thesis, I argue that tourists’ reactions to terrorism depend on how much terrorism they are exposed to in their home countries. I propose that if a country is more likely to suffer from terrorist threats, then its citizens will be more likely to ignore terrorism risk in their potential destinations, and they will not change their travel plans. To test this prediction, I conduct linear regression analysis on how tourist arrivals change according to different characteristics of 168 destination and 178 origin countries between 1995 and 2014. I provide support for my hypothesis by showing that if terrorism in both destination and origin countries together increase, the negative effect of terrorism on tourism decreases. Furthermore, I find that tourists from richer countries are more sensitive to terrorist attacks and terrorism creates more damage for tourism sector when it is surrounded by civil war. The main insight of this research is that tourists of different nationalities are not homogenous in terms of their reactions to terrorism.
Item Type: Thesis
Additional Information: Yükseköğretim Kurulu Tez Merkezi Tez No: 483289.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Terrorism. -- Tourism sector. -- Political violence. -- Political economy. -- Civil war. -- Terörizm. -- Turizm sektörü. -- Siyasal şiddet. -- Siyasal iktisat. -- İç savaş.
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Academic programs > Political Science
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: IC-Cataloging
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2018 14:54
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 10:18

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