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Do film festivals attract tourists?

Kendall, Graham; Chan, Jimmy H. T.; Yeung, Matthew C. H.; Law, Kuok Kei


Graham Kendall

Jimmy H. T. Chan

Matthew C. H. Yeung

Kuok Kei Law


Hosting film festivals has become a prevailing practice to promote culture or festival tourism. Empirical studies on the relationship between cultural attendance and tourism demands, however, were mainly comprised of investigations of data of one or very few countries. In this study, by conducting dynamic panel data analysis, with secondary data across 80 countries collected, the effects of hosting film festivals on the number of inbound tourists were examined. While results informed the economic value of hosting film festivals, the positive effect was found to be more significant when festivals were hosted in art countries.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date May 5, 2020
Journal Current Issues in Tourism
Print ISSN 1368-3500
Electronic ISSN 1747-7603
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 1-5
APA6 Citation Kendall, G., Chan, J. H. T., Yeung, M. C. H., & Law, K. K. (2020). Do film festivals attract tourists?. Current Issues in Tourism, 1-5.
Keywords Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management; Geography, Planning and Development
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Additional Information Peer Review Statement: The publishing and review policy for this title is described in its Aims & Scope.; Aim & Scope: http://www.tandfonline....ope&journalCode=rcit20; Received: 2019-08-10; Accepted: 2020-04-03; Published: 2020-05-05