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Title: Does Television Terrify Tourists? Effects of US Television News on Demand for Tourism in Israel
Authors: Fielding, D
Shortland, A
Keywords: media; tourism; violence
Issue Date: 2007
Abstract: In this paper we analyze a time series measuring the monthly flow of US tourists to Israel over the period 1997-2006. We pay particular attention to the response of tourists to variations in the intensity the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, drawing a distinction between actual conflict intensity and the intensity with which the conflict is reported in the US television media. We find that different dimensions of the conflict affect tourists in different ways. For some (but not all) dimensions of the conflict, reported intensity matters more than actual intensity.
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Dept of Economics and Finance Research Papers

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