Pro-wellbeing tourism: the dynamic relationship between household consumption expenditure and tourism growth in Tanzania

Kyara, Valensi Corbinian and Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7950-1961 and Khanam, Rasheda ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1130-2357 (2021) Pro-wellbeing tourism: the dynamic relationship between household consumption expenditure and tourism growth in Tanzania. Tourism Planning & Development. pp. 1-22. ISSN 2156-8316


Abstract

Measurement of people’s sustainable wellbeing is important for monitoring and evaluating economic activities. Therefore, there is a need for a statistical approach capturing population’s sustainable wellbeing to complement measures of market activities. Since there are several dimensions of wellbeing, this paper pioneers the measurement of material wellbeing in Tanzania by studying the dynamic relationship between tourism development, agricultural growth, and per capita household final consumption expenditure during 1990–2017. The Vector Autoregressive model and Impulse Response Function reveal that tourism development has a significant positive impact on overall wellbeing of the population, but the country needs grassroots people-focused policies to translate tourism growth into improved wellbeing of the poorest. Further, promoting the production and consumption of tourism products integrates other sectors in the production process and leads to multiple benefits to the poor.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2022 05:57
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2022 04:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: causality; impulse response function; pro-wellbeing tourism; Tanzania; tourism; vector autoregressive model
Fields of Research (2020): 38 ECONOMICS > 3801 Applied economics > 380112 Macroeconomics (incl. monetary and fiscal theory)
38 ECONOMICS > 3802 Econometrics > 380205 Time-series analysis
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 15 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 1502 Macroeconomics > 150203 Economic growth
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/21568316.2021.2012510
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/47809

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