The Impact of Terrorism on Tourism Demand in Mauritius

Mauritius - 14 April 2018

Trade topics: Other

This study analyses the effects of terrorism on tourism demand in Mauritius for the period of 1983 to 2015. It uses a dynamic time series econometric approach namely an ARDL framework to investigate the hypothesized link. The results reveal that in the short run terrorism incidents has an impact on the tourism demand in Mauritius due to the reactive psychological perception that tourists have about travelling. However in the long run, this is not the case. This is due to the fact that Mauritius is perceived to be a safe destination with no major history of terrorism incidents or political instability.