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Publication . Article . 2021

Economic impacts of COVID-19 on the tourism sector in Tanzania

Martin Henseler; Helene Maisonnave; Asiya Maskaeva;
Open Access
Published: 23 Dec 2021
Country: France

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has affected the tourism sector by closing borders, reducing both the transportation of tourists and tourist demand. Developing countries, such as Tanzania, where the tourism sector contributes a high share to gross domestic product, are facing considerable economic consequences. Tourism interlinks domestic sectors such as transport, accommodation, beverages and food, and retail trade and thus plays an important role in household income. Our study assessed the macroeconomic impacts of COVID-19 on the tourism sector and the Tanzanian economy as a case study of an impacted developing economy. We used a computable general equilibrium model framework to simulate the economic impacts resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and quantitatively analysed the economic impacts.


Marketing, Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management, Sociology and Political Science, Geography, Planning and Development, COVID-19, Tourism, Tanzania, Developing country, Computable general equilibrium model JEL code: I18, JEL: Z - Other Special Topics/Z.Z3 - Tourism Economics/Z.Z3.Z32 - Tourism and Development, JEL: E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics/E.E0 - General/E.E0.E02 - Institutions and the Macroeconomy, JEL: C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods/C.C6 - Mathematical Methods • Programming Models • Mathematical and Simulation Modeling/C.C6.C68 - Computable General Equilibrium Models, JEL: I - Health, Education, and Welfare/I.I1 - Health/I.I1.I18 - Government Policy • Regulation • Public Health, [SHS.ECO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Economics and Finance, Computable general equilibrium model, [SHS.ECO] Humanities and Social Sciences/Economics and Finance

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