Does freedom of the press enhance inbound tourism?


DEMİR E. , GÖZGÖR G.

CURRENT ISSUES IN TOURISM, cilt.22, ss.2550-2565, 2019 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 20
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/13683500.2018.1470608
  • Dergi Adı: CURRENT ISSUES IN TOURISM
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.2550-2565

Özet

This paper examines the effects of the freedom of the press on inbound tourism in 160 countries for the period from 1995 to 2016. By using the fixed-effects, the Hausman?Taylor, and the dynamic panel data estimation techniques, we show that a higher level of the freedom of the press promotes inbound tourism. The main findings are robust to consider the countries at the different income level, the inclusion of the various control variables, using the different measures of the freedom of the press, excluding the outliers, and excluding the observations in the different regions.