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Expenditure Patterns of Singaporean Tourists in Malaysia


Shuib, Ahmad and Bulan, Dora (1996) Expenditure Patterns of Singaporean Tourists in Malaysia. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 4 (2). pp. 165-173. ISSN 0128-7702


The patterns of expenditure on major tourist products by Singaporean tourists are analysed. The total household expenditure of the tourists is highly significant in influencing expenditure on transport, food, accommodation, recreational services and souvenirs. The elasticities of expenditure for the tourist products are 0.84 for food items, 0.63 for transport, 0.79 for accommodation, 1.32 for recreational services and 1.49 for souvenirs. Based on the expenditure coefficient, food, transport and accommodation are classified as necessities, while services and souvenirs tend to be considered as luxuries by tourists.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: expenditure, tourism products, demographic variables, expenditure coefficients, elasticities of expenditure
Depositing User: Nur Izyan Mohd Zaki
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2009 02:27
Last Modified: 27 May 2013 07:05
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/3122
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