Determinants of demand for international tourist flows to Turkey Academic Article uri icon


  • This article describes the development and findings of a set of models used to identify the most important of the following selected variables influencing international tourist flows to Turkey: per capita income; relative prices; relative exchange rate; promotional expenditure (the Turkish Government has invested a substantial amount in promoting foreign tourism) and 'special events', eg political unrest. The demand for travel was measured both by the number of tourists, and by the total tourist expenditure. Data were obtained from secondary sources, and analysis was by least squares multiple regression. Income, price and exchange rate were found to be important factors but the impact of promotional expenditure was minimal. © 1984.

published proceedings

  • Tourism Management

author list (cited authors)

  • Uysal, M., & Crompton, J. L

citation count

  • 146

complete list of authors

  • Uysal, Muzaffer||Crompton, Joln L

publication date

  • December 1984