nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2006‒06‒10
two papers chosen by
Antonello Scorcu
Universita di Bologna

  1. The Accommodation Determinants of Seasonal Patterns By Javier Capó Parrilla; Antoni Riera Font; Jaume Rosselló Nadal
  2. Welfare measurement bias in household and on-site surveying of water-based recreation : an application to Lake Sevan, Armenia By Laplante, Benoit; Wang, Hua; Meisner, Craig

  1. By: Javier Capó Parrilla; Antoni Riera Font; Jaume Rosselló Nadal
    Abstract: Seasonal demand variations represent a central theme not only in the academic literature on tourism, but also in the domains of policy-making and practical tourism management. The literature review shows that there is a general agreement that certain demand characteristics like weather, school holidays or special events influence the shape of the seasonality. In order to present an alternative vision, this work explores which are the supply determinants of seasonality related to the accommodation services. The Balearic Islands (Spain) are used as a typical Mediterranean destination where seasonality figures are extreme. Results of the study show that those establishments with a high level of services tend to have a larger opening period during the year.
    Keywords: Accommodation, discrete choice models, seasonality
    Date: 2006–01
  2. By: Laplante, Benoit; Wang, Hua; Meisner, Craig
    Abstract: Studies comparing household surveys with on-site interceptor surveys have typically accounted for over-sampling avid users in the on-site interceptor surveys (that is, endogenous stratification). However, these studies have typically not accounted for the possibility that the household sample may contain a large presence of zero observations. If a large proportion of the population does not recreate at the site for any value of the price vector, this inflation of zero observations leads to biased welfare estimates and an inadequate comparison with the on-site survey. In this paper, the authors estimate and compare three models which correct for these measurement issues in both the household and on-site surveys. Results from an application to recreation at Lake Sevan (Armenia) indicate that household consumers ' surplus is not statistically different from that of the on-site survey once the authors account for zero-inflation in the household sample and endogenous stratification in the on-site sample.
    Keywords: Transport Economics Policy & Planning,Economic Theory & Research,Science Education,Scientific Research & Science Parks,Roads & Highways
    Date: 2006–06–01

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