Impacts of the financial and economic crisis on tourism in Asia

Haiyan Song, Shanshan Lin

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The purpose of this study is to forecast inbound tourism to Asia and outbound tourism from Asia by considering the possible impacts of the current financial and economic crisis. The autoregressive distributed lag model is used to calculate the interval demand elasticities, which are then used to generate interval forecasts for inbound tourism to and outbound tourism from Asia. Interval forecasts reduce the risk of complete forecasting failure arising from the uncertainties associated with the crisis. The forecast results suggest that the financial and economic crisis will have a negative impact on both inbound and outbound tourism in Asia but the demand will rebound from 2010.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-30
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Travel Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • Asia
  • Demand elasticity
  • Financial and economic crisis
  • Forecasts
  • Tourist flows

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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