The role of international tourism on energy consumption: empirical evidence from Turkey


Current Issues in Tourism, vol.23, no.9, pp.1059-1065, 2020 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Letter
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13683500.2019.1574723
  • Journal Name: Current Issues in Tourism
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), CAB Abstracts, Geobase, Hospitality & Tourism Complete, Hospitality & Tourism Index, PAIS International, Sociological abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1059-1065
  • Keywords: economic growth, energy consumption, Tourism sector, trade openness, Turkey, urbanization
  • Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University Affiliated: Yes


© 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.Although tourism is one of the most critical sectors of an economy, the literature has highly ignored its role as a potential determinant of energy consumption. To fill this gap, we investigate the role of international tourism on the energy consumption of Turkey, from 1960 to 2015, in a multivariate framework. Powerful (Bayer, C., & Hanck, C. (2013). Combining non-cointegration tests. Journal of Time Series Analysis, 34(1), 83–95) cointegration and (Hacker, R. S., & Hatemi-J, A. (2006). Tests for causality between integrated variables using asymptotic and bootstrap distributions: theory and application. Applied Economics, 38(13), 1489–1500) bootstrap causality tests provide empirical evidence for the importance of the tourism sector on energy consumption for the sample investigated. Our findings can pave the way to establish sector-specific policy recommendation those will be important for several aspects such as sustainability of tourism led growth, competitiveness of the tourism sector and environmental protection.