The Impact of Migrants on Tourism Demand ~The case of Fiji


  • Kantaro Takahashi Akita University


Migration Source and International Tourism Demand, Visiting Friends and Relatives, Islands in Pacific Regions, Tourism Demand Model, Seasonality


This study aimed to analyze the impact of migration stock for tourism demand in Fiji. First, we demonstrated the nexus of migration source and international tourism demand using with statistical model. Second, we focused on the relation between the purpose of travelers and seasonality. In general, the linkage of tourism demand and migration were focused on the purpose of traveling, especially “visiting friends and relatives (VFR).” Seasonal trends between VFR and holiday trips showed a resemblance. From these results, the linkage between emigration countries and Fiji affected the latter’s international tourism demand. Seasonality was one of the significant points.

Author Biography

Kantaro Takahashi, Akita University

Kantaro Takahashi is full‐time lecturer of tourism studies at Akita University with an interest in tourism impact in island regions. He received Ph.D of Tourism Science in 2019 from Tokyo Metropolitan University. Recently, he focused on tourism in island regions of Japan. 




How to Cite

Takahashi, K. (2022) “The Impact of Migrants on Tourism Demand ~The case of Fiji”, e-Review of Tourism Research, 18(5), pp. 779–793. Available at: (Accessed: 26 September 2023).