Do Immigrants Enhance International Trade in Services? The Case of US Tourism Services Exports
Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal of Tourism Research
Special Issue: Consumer Behavior in Tourism Symposium 2010
Volume 14, Issue 6, pages 567–585, November/December 2012
How to Cite
Tadesse, B. and White, R. (2012), Do Immigrants Enhance International Trade in Services? The Case of US Tourism Services Exports. Int. J. Tourism Res., 14: 567–585. doi: 10.1002/jtr.857
- Issue online: 11 OCT 2012
- Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 1 MAY 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 24 APR 2011
- Manuscript Received: 6 JUN 2009
- zero-inflated negative binomial
That immigrants affect trade in goods between their home and host countries is well established in the literature. Little evidence exists, however, as to whether immigrants also affect trade in services. Using data on international tourist arrivals from 86 countries to the United States during the years 1995–2004, we provide the first empirical evidence on the effect of immigrants on exports of tourism services. Our results suggest that immigrants significantly enhance exports of tourism services (as measured by the number of tourist arrivals in the US from different home countries). Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.