Does security matter in tourism demand?

Zahed Ghaderi*, Behnaz Saboori, Mana Khoshkam

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper aims to investigate the relationship between security and international tourist arrivals. The system Generalized Method of Moments technique is applied in two panels of 29 developed and 45 developing countries over the period 2006–2012. Employing social, economic and political security indexes beside other control variables, the results show that the relationship among all the three sub-indexes of security and tourism is positive and significant in developed nations while it is negative and significant in developing countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)552-565
Number of pages14
JournalCurrent Issues in Tourism
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Apr 26 2017


  • collective security
  • system GMM
  • tourism security
  • tourist demand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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