Tourism and Regional Growth: A Panel Data Approach

Margarida Vaz, José Manso, Jorge Silva, Emília Baltazar, Tiago Reis
Given the relevance of tourism to the Portuguese regional economies, the main aim of this paper is to study whether the investments made in related-tourism facilities contributed to the regional growth of all the Portuguese regions included in the NUTS II Norte and Alentejo, with special emphasis on the NUTS III Alto-Trás-os-Montes and Alentejo Central. These two regions have different usage patterns of the infrastructure and different levels of tourism development. A panel data approach was
more » ... ata approach was used to assess the contribution of several related tourism variables to the growth of GDP per capita of those regions.
doi:10.34624/rtd.v3i17/18.13351 fatcat:3ltrjf5m45h4xlct2ysumpycwe