Fresh insights into tourism-led economic growth nexus: a systematic literature network analysis approach

Eluwole K. K., Bekun F. V., Lasisi T. T.

Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, vol.27, no.4, pp.374-410, 2022 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10941665.2022.2075775
  • Journal Name: Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, ABI/INFORM, CAB Abstracts, Geobase, Hospitality & Tourism Complete, Hospitality & Tourism Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.374-410
  • Keywords: bibliometric analysis, economic growth, empirical study, sustainable development, Tourism-induce growth
  • Istanbul Gelisim University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 Asia Pacific Tourism Association.Using over 200 empirical studies curated from web of science (WoS) and Scopus databases, the current study employed systematic literature network (i.e. systematic review and bibliometric) analysis to document the evolution of tourism-led economic growth literature. Specifically, the study answered four key research questions validating the most influential contributors, key themes in tourism-growth nexus, intellectual networks and critical signposts for future research engagements. Beyond its contribution in answering the aforementioned questions, this study also offered crucial recommendations to policymakers for generating alternative path(s) to economic growth.