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ESTIMATING THE TOURISM POTENTIAL IN NAMIBIA

By Joel Hinaunye Eita and Andre C. Jordaan

Abstract

This paper investigates the determinants of tourism in Namibia for the period 1996 to 2005. The results indicate that an increase in trading partners’ income, depreciation of the exchange rate, improvement in Namibia’s infrastructure, sharing a border with Namibia are associated with an increase in tourist arrivals. The results show that there is unexploited tourism potential from Angola, Austria, Botswana, Germany, South Africa and the United States of America. This suggests that it is important to exploit the tourism potential as this would help to accelerate economic growth and generate the much needed employment.

Topics: C50 - General, F17 - Trade Forecasting and Simulation, C23 - Models with Panel Data; Longitudinal Data; Spatial Time Series, C59 - Other, C33 - Models with Panel Data; Longitudinal Data; Spatial Time Series
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de:5788

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