Impact of COVID-19 on the connectedness across global hospitality stocks

Dlawar Mahdi Hadi, Muhammad Abubakr Naeem, Sitara Karim

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)


This study investigated the connectedness of top ten hospitality stocks in the world and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on this connectedness. For this purpose, we employ the time-varying parameter vector autoregressions (TVP-VAR) to examine the return connectedness among the world's top ten hospitality stocks. We further utilize the wavelet coherence measure to test the impact of COVID-related indexes on the connectedness across the hospitality stocks from January 1, 2020 to July 16, 2021. Our findings explore a strong connectedness among the hospitality stocks, although the total connectedness index is considerably affected by the first wave, the second wave, and the approval of COVID-19 vaccines. France and UK hospitality stocks appeared to be dominant and were the highest net transmitters of spillover shocks to other sample stocks. We document that the COVID-19 pandemic is the prime driver of the hospitality stocks’ connectedness during the sample period. Aside from the contribution to hospitality and finance literature, our conclusions and implications can also benefit parties such as hospitality firm managers, investors, portfolio managers, and policymakers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103243
JournalInternational Journal of Hospitality Management
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022


  • Connectedness
  • COVID-19
  • Hospitality stocks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Strategy and Management


Dive into the research topics of 'Impact of COVID-19 on the connectedness across global hospitality stocks'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this