AAAE Event: April 13: The Economic Impact of Cruise Tourism

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Friday 13 April 2018, 12:00 - 13:45


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The Atlantic Association of Applied Economists (AAAE) invites you to the following lunch presentation:

WHAT: “The Economic Impact of Cruise Tourism in Atlantic Canada”  

The cruise industry is one of the fastest growing components of the tourism industry. The Atlantic cruise industry expanded rapidly during the 2000s with 398 vessels and 575,000 passengers visiting the region’s ports throughout the 2016 season. How important are these cruise visits and the cruise industry to the region’s tourism industry and the broader economy? Burc Kayahan will present estimates of the direct and indirect economic impacts of the cruise industry in Atlantic Canada, including estimates of employment, wages and salaries, and tax revenue. The research draws upon independent surveys of cruise visitors, information on cruise line spending and Statistics Canada’s input-output model. It suggests that estimates of the economic impact published by the Atlantic Canada Cruise association may be overstated.

WHO: Dr. Burc Kayahan (Acadia University)

Burc Kayahan graduated from the PhD program in the Department of Economics at the University of Guelph in 2007. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics in Acadia University. His research interests lies in the fields of applied econometrics, tourism economics and environmental economics. His current research agenda focuses on the economic impact of UNESCO’s World Heritage Designation in Nova Scotia, the economic impact of cruise tourism in Atlantic Canada, and the environmental justice literature in Canada. He was president of the Atlantic Canadian Economics Association (ACEA) between 2013 and 2017 period and he is a member of the ACEA and the Canadian Economics Association (CEA).

WHEN: Friday, April 13th, 2018, Noon to 1:45pm (Atlantic Daylight Time)

WHERE: Bank of Canada Boardroom, Bank of Canada Regional Office, 13th Floor, 1701 Hollis St., (Founders Square), Halifax, Nova Scotia

COST: Members: $10, Non-Members: $20 (A light lunch will be provided)

CONFERENCE CALL: A teleconference call option is available for those living outside of Halifax. The cost is the same as for in-person attendance.

REGISTRATION: You must register in advance at the CABE Store. Seating is limited and spaces will be reserved until we reach capacity or until the close of registration at end of day Wednesday, April 11th 2018.

Refunds cannot be provided for cancellations and individuals seeking to register after April 11th will be charged a late registration fee of $20. Late registration can be made at the CABE store.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Please mark your calendar for the following AAAE events:

  • May 4: Fraser Summerfield, St FX
  • May 25: Marie-France Paquet, Chief Economist Global Affairs Canada
Location Bank of Canada Atlantic Regional Office
1701 Hollis St., 13th Floor
B3J 3M8
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