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 Volume 8, Issue 9 (September 2021), Pages: 58-62


 Original Research Paper

 Title: COVID-19 and tourism sector: A perspective of Saudi Arabia

 Author(s): Abeer Shergawi Kernshi 1, *, Rida Waheed 2


 1Department of Business Administration, College of Business, University of Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
 2Finance and Economics Department, College of Business, University of Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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The current paper attempts to analyze the relationship between COVID-19 and tourism in Saudi Arabia from the period 2nd March 2020–15th Nov 2020 as COVID-19 cases started to increase in March 2020. Along with this, predicted data is also used for the year 2021 in order to know the situation of tourism in the coming year if COVID-19 cases continue to increase. Ordinary least square, as well as quantile regression, is used to have a detailed overview of the nexus between COVID-19 and tourism. The findings of the study clearly indicate that tourism in Saudi Arabia is declined significantly due to COVID-19 in 2020. Besides this, it is also found that if COVID-19 cases continue to increase in 2021, then tourism will continue to decrease in the coming year as well. 

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 Keywords: COVID-19, Tourism, Quantile regression, Saudi Arabia

 Article History: Received 6 February 2021, Received in revised form 23 May 2021, Accepted 20 June 2021


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 Conflict of interest: The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.


 Kernshi AS and Waheed R (2021). COVID-19 and tourism sector: A perspective of Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 8(9): 58-62

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