The Impacts of the GFC (and other 'one-off' events) on global tourism

Grant Kleeman

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    Tourism, like many sectors of the global economy, can be adversely affected by declines in the level of economic activity. When this occurs on a global scale, as it did in late 2008 and throughout 2009, it can seriously impact on the viability of enterprises within the sector. Tourism related enterprises are more vulnerable than those in other sectors because of their dependence on peoples' discretionary spending decisions - the amount or portion of a person's spending which is used to purchase non-essential goods and services.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)8-12
    Number of pages5
    JournalGeography bulletin
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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