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2023, vol. 18, iss. 1, pp. 153-165
Relationship between price competitiveness, tourist arrivals, and tourism receipts in European countries
aUniveristy of Niš, Faculty of Economy, Serbia
bUniveristy of Niš, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Serbia
This paper was supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia.

The price of goods and services represents an important factor of attracting tourists and improving destination competitiveness. However, a question arises, whether lower prices in tourism contribute to a greater number of tourist arrivals and higher tourism receipts. The purpose of this paper is to analyse a relationship between price competitiveness and tourist arrivals and tourism receipts in European countries. By means of a cluster analysis, the paper examines the homogeneity of European countries in terms of tourism price competitiveness based on the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report for 2017. The results of the research showed that European countries are not homogeneous as far as tourism price competitiveness is concerned. Moreover, countries with a lower price competitiveness level attract a greater number of tourists and yield greater tourism receipts in comparison to the countries with a greater price competitiveness level.
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article language: English
document type: unclassified
DOI: 10.5937/sjm18-34886
received: 11/11/2022
accepted: 25/04/2023
published in SCIndeks: 30/06/2023
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