Q104. Updated reading and writing fill in the blanks

Reading and Writing fill in the blanks practice exercise. Below is text with blanks. Choose the correct word for each blank to complete the text. 

Over the past ten years Australian overseas departures have grown from 1.7 million to 3.2 million. This represents strong average, annual growth of 6.5 per cent. This paper (1………..) outbound travel demand to each destination country using the travel demand models of short-term resident departures. The models are specified in terms of a double logarithmic linear functional form, with overseas departures as the dependent variable and real household disposable income prices of travel and accommodation in Australia, and overseas and the exchange rate as independent (2……………).

The models were estimated using historical time series data from 1973 to 1998. The data were obtained from several (3……………) such as the World Tourism Organisation, Australian Bureau of Statistics, World Bank and International Monetary Fund. The results suggest that the estimated elasticity parameters are consistent with standard economic theory. The number of short-term resident departures is positively influenced by per capita real household disposable income; and the price of domestic travel and accommodation and (4…………….) influenced by the price of travel and accommodation overseas. The estimated demand models were used to develop the Tourism Forecasting Council’s long run forecasts. The forecasts suggest that the number of short-term resident departures will increase strongly over the next ten years, largely due to the strength of the Australian economy, competitive travel prices, and Australians’ interest in (5…………….) different cultures and lifestyles.

1. Dissects, limits, scrutiny, analyses, evidences
2. Variables, answers, viabilities, constants, adjustments
3. sources, commencements, persons, spokespeople, suppliers
4. Negativism, negative, negatively, negation, negated
5. Knowing, experiencing, practicing, familiarizing, occurring 

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