عنوان مقاله [English]
Objective: Tourism has become one of the fastest and most growing industrial sectors of the world in recent decades. According to the long-term vision of the World Tourism and Tourism Organization, the number of tourists and travelers around the world by An average of 3/3% will increase from 2010 to 2030. To achieve high tourism incomes, countries need to have an appropriate investment climate. In other words, the investment climate is the space in which the investment process takes place. This space is influenced by a set of factors related to legislative, regulatory, organizational, economic, social, political and other factors determining the conditions of investment activity in a country, region or city. Accordingly, this study examines the impact of investment space on tourism income in selected Middle East countries.
Methodology: Several indexes affect the investment climate. In this research, control of corruption, rule of law, regulatory quality, government Effectiveness, Voice and Accountability, political stability and overall doing business are considered. Is. Also, the share of tourism income from GDP is considered as an indicator of tourism income. Data analysis was conducted using data panel method in the period of 2016-2006 for the 13 selected countries of the Middle East.
Findings / Results: The findings of the study showed that the quality of the regulations and the effectiveness of the government have a positive and significant effect and control of corruption, the index of business space has a negative and significant effect on the share of tourism income from GDP in the Middle East has it.
Conclusion: According to the obtained results, it can be stated that improving the investment climate has a significant effect on the income of the tourism sector.