Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 2 | ARTICLE

Title: THE ROLE OF TOURISM IN THE EXPANSION OF THE ECONOMIC ACTIVITY: SYNOPSIS OF THE LITERATURE

Author: Nino Matos da Fonseca* (ninomf@estg.ipvc.pt)

Publication: Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 2

Abstract:
This paper proposes a classification of the studies concerning the role of tourism in economic growth and development: informal studies; economic impact analysis; welfare analysis; sustainability and environmental aspects; adaptations of the export-led growth hypothesis; extensions or applications of the economic growth theory. The main features of each one of these sets of studies are point out and lines of future research are suggested.

Keywords: economic growth and development; tourism development




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