1. the consumer (tourist) collects the product from the exporting country (desination), thereby eliminating any freight costs for the exporter
2. the demand for the pleasure (vacation travel) segment of tourism is highly dependent on noneconomic factors (natural disasters, terrosirm, political troubles, media coverage)
3. by using specific fiscal measures, the exporting (destination) country can manipulate exchange rates to keep it low for visitors
4. tourism is multifaceted and directly affects several sectors of the economy (hotels, shops, restaurants) and indirectly affects many others (utilities, equipment manufactures, agricultural producers)
5. tourism brings many more non-monetary benefits and costs (social, cultural, environmental) than other export industries.