The Impact of Migrants on Tourism Demand ~The case of Fiji
Keywords: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.
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