nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2017‒07‒30
two papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  2. Tourist Seasonality and the Role of Markets By Turrión Prats, Judith

  1. By: Boopendra seetanah (Uni of Mauritius)
    Abstract: The objective of the present study is two-fold. Firstly, to assess the impact of air access liberalization on tourism demand for Mauritius and secondly to analyse the dual impact of the interplay between air access liberalization and marketing promotion efforts on tourism demand. Using an Autoregressive Distributed Lag model, the results suggest that air access liberalisation is an important ingredient, albeit to a lesser extent as compared to other classical explanatory variables, of tourism demand. The results also highlight the fact that Mauritius is perceived as a luxurious destination and tourists are also deemed to be price sensitive. Moreover our dynamic approach interestingly confirms the presence of repeat tourism in the island. Finally, the findings also uncover the positive impact of the interplay between air access liberalization and marketing promotion efforts on fostering tourism demand.
    Keywords: Air Transport Liberalisation, Tourism, Autoregressive Distributed Lag Model.
    JEL: C22 F19
    Date: 2017–07
  2. By: Turrión Prats, Judith
    Abstract: This paper performs an analysis of tourism seasonality in Spain, typically from a market-side perspective. Three exercises are performed; firstly, seasonality is analysed through monthly concentration indexes and, in particular, the CV; secondly, the role of markets is explored based on an additive decomposition technique; thirdly, its main economic determinants are assessed through a dynamic panel data model. The main results obtained can be summed up in: first, seasonality in Spain has clearly worsened since 2008, coinciding with a strong growth in overall demand; second, three markets generate two thirds of global seasonality, with the pattern of the UK market of particular concern; third, aggregate demand models suggest that prices, exchange rates and especially income levels are significant explanatory factors. Keywords: seasonality; markets; dynamic panel data models; Spanish tourism
    Keywords: Turisme -- Espanya, Anàlisi de dades de panel, 338 - Situació econòmica. Política econòmica. Gestió, control i planificació de l'economia. Producció. Serveis. Turisme. Preus,
    Date: 2016

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