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Dr. Neelu Seetaram is an applied economist and Subject Group Leader for Economics at the Huddersfield Business School. Neelu has worked at universities in the UK and abroad including Monash University, Australia from where she obtained her PhD in Economics. Her doctoral research was funded by the prestigious Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre – QANTAS scholarship. With publications in top ranked journals Neelu is a well-known researcher in in the field of tourism economics. She is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Travel Research (ABS 4*) and Tourism Economics (ABS 2*) and has edited and co-edited special issues of journals in her field. In 2015, she was re-elected as a council member of the International Association for Tourism Economics. She is an invited member of the German Aviation Research Society. Prior to joining academia, Neelu worked for UNESCO (Mauritius), UNICEF (Mauritius), the Mauritius Research Council on projects related to livelihood and education. Her work has provided research based evidence for governments and other organisations.


  • Applied Economics
  • Tourism Economics
  • Airline Economics
  • Tourism Taxation
  • Economics Development
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Demand Modelling

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Research Output 2008 2019

Consumers’ Attitude To The Air Passenger Duty In The UK – An Exploratory Study

Tsvetanova, E. & Seetaram, N., 1 May 2019, In : Journal of Air Transport Studies.. 9, 2, p. 78-93 16 p., 3.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Exploratory study
Consumer attitudes
Survey data
1 Citation (Scopus)

The effect of tourism taxation on tourists’ budget allocation

Song, H., Seetaram, N. & Ye, S., Mar 2019, In : Journal of Destination Marketing and Management. 11, p. 32-39 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Budget allocation
2 Citations (Scopus)

Estimating willingness to pay air passenger duty

Seetaram, N., Song, H., Ye, S. & Page, S., 1 Sep 2018, In : Annals of Tourism Research. 72, p. 85-97 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

willingness to pay
contingent valuation

Measuring The Effect of Revealed Cultural Preferences on Tourism Exports

Petit, S. & Seetaram, N., 15 Nov 2018, In : Journal of Travel Research. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Tourism and Seychelles: Trends and Experiences

Seetaram, N. & Joubert, B., 19 Jan 2018, Tourism Management in Warm-water Island Destinations. McLeod, M. & Croes, R. (eds.). USA: CABI

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities 2007 2018

Air Transport Tax and Consumer Behaviour

Neelu Seetaram (Speaker)
3 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Neelu Seetaram (Member of editorial board)
2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

Bilateral Tourism Trade - The Role Cultural Proximity

Neelu Seetaram (Speaker), Sylvain Petit (Speaker)
25 Apr 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Cultural Proximity and Bilateral Tourism Flows

Neelu Seetaram (Speaker), Sylvain Petit (Speaker)
2 Jul 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The Tourism Value Chain and the Prospects of Pro Poor Tourism

Neelu Seetaram (Speaker), Adam Blake (Speaker), Thomas Gomes (Speaker)
21 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation