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References:
[1] https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.PCAP.CD?locations=IS
[2] https://www.fastcompany.com/40414742/a-plane-crash-a-glacier-an-entrepreneur-how-icelandair-opened-up-air-travel-for-everyone
[3] https://www.isavia.is/en/corporate/about-isavia/reports-and-statistics/passenger-statistics/statistics-keflavik-airport/older-statistics; https://www.ferdamalastofa.is/static/files/ferdamalastofa/Frettamyndir/2018/mai/foreign-visitors-to-iceland-1949-2017.xls
[4] https://tradingeconomics.com/iceland/currency
[5] https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/ST.INT.ARVL?locations=IS
[6] https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.MKTP.KD.ZG?locations=IS
[7] https://www2.unwto.org/content/why-tourism
[8] https://www.arabianbusiness.com/uae-s-oil-dependency-fall-5-of-gdp-by-2021-581729.html; https://www.thenational.ae/business/economy/uae-economy-grew-1-7-in-2018-on-non-oil-sector-growth-and-higher-oil-prices-1.843335
[9] https://government.ae/en/information-and-services/passports-and-traveling/statistics-and-most-visited-destinations; https://www.statista.com/statistics/674110/uae-international-tourist-arrivals/
[10] https://www.thejakartapost.com/travel/2018/01/24/white-oil-saudi-arabia-seeks-place-on-tourism-map.html; https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/indepth/2019/4/16/vision-2040-omans-ambitious-strategy-towards-a-post-oil-economy; https://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/trend-lines/24550/what-bahrain-s-huge-oil-and-gas-discovery-means-for-its-post-oil-agenda
[11] https://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/politics_and_society/2019/04/12/immigrants_role_in_tourism_boom/
[12] https://www.ferdamalastofa.is/static/files/ferdamalastofa/talnaefni/tourism-in-iceland-2018_2.pdf
[13] http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/295613/wow-air-passenger-numbers-jumps-by-nearly-two-thirds; https://www.isavia.is/en/corporate/about-isavia/reports-and-statistics/passenger-statistics/statistics-keflavik-airport/2017
[14] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-22/iceland-slashes-interest-rates-to-battle-economic-downturn
[15] https://www.isavia.is/en/corporate/about-isavia/reports-and-statistics/passenger-statistics/passenger-statistics
[16] https://www.isavia.is/media/1/12-2018-tolur-fyrir-vefsiduna.pdf

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