Ramjee Singh, Diaram; Birch, A.; McDavid, Hilton
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Impact of the hospitality-tourism sector on the Jamaican economy, 1974-1993: An input - output approach
Social and Economic Studies
Date of Publication
Tourism has emerged as an important sector of the Jamaican economy and has the potential to become an engine of growth. Against this background the paper used two input -output models, one for 1974 and the other for 1993, to examine the impact of the industry on other sectors of the economy by estimating and comparing the direct and indirect input reguirements of tourism , the backward and forward linkages for each of the sectors, in both years. Further, the study sought to measure the multiplier effect of tourist spending in each of the two years.....