Following the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, the European media emphatically pronounced that billions of euros were wiped from tourism related stocks. This comes at a troublesome time for the tourism industry, in the midst of a global financial crisis, and the unpredictable rise of radical Islamic ideologies, which have caused chaos in the Middle East and Europe. The relationship and vulnerability of the industry to non-macro incidents have been well documented in the literature, mostly in theoretical terms. Nevertheless, the quantifiable impact of such events on tourism-specific stock values, both in terms of returns and volatility, received much less attention. With the use of an econometric methodology, the paper aims to enhance our conceptual capital pertaining to the effects of such possibilities on five hospitality and tourism stock indices. The empirical findings are of interest to stakeholders at all echelons of the spectra of the tourism and financial industries.

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Keywords Tourism, Terrorism, Stock Market, Event Study, GJR, Econometric Modeling
JEL Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions (jel C21), Financial Econometrics (jel C58), Financial Crises (jel G01), Crisis Management (jel H12), Tourism and Development (jel Z32)
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Series Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper Series , Econometric Institute Research Papers
Zopiatis, A, Savva, C.S, Lambertides, N, & McAleer, M.J. (2016). Tourism Stocks in Times of Crises: an Econometric Investigation of Non-macro Factors (No. EI2016-42). Econometric Institute Research Papers. Retrieved from