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Introduction to Tourism by Carson L Jenkins, Leonard J Lickorish

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4 Factors influencing demand for tourism

Introduction

There is a wide range of factors which can influence the demand for tourism. These factors are normally to be found within the tourist-generating countries. However, there are also pull factors which are often based on tourism attractiveness and are determined within the tourism-receiving country. In this chapter we consider the factors which can influence and direct demand.

These factors are not necessarily discrete and for the purpose of exemplification certain arbitrary distinctions are made. For example, an increase in personal real disposable income can give rise to a number of expenditure options. However, we do know from past experience that as real disposable income increases it is ...

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