chapter  4
The economic impacts of tourism
Pages 9

Historically, the impacts of tourism have been the most researched area of tourism, and economic impacts have been more researched than any other type of impact. As Pearce (1989: 2) indicated:

Studies of the impact of tourist development on a destination or destinations have been the largest single element of tourism research . . . much of this is predominantly the work of economists and has concentrated on the effects of income and employment.