nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2023‒05‒15
two papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  1. Halal tourism in social science discipline: A literature review By Rahmat, Al Fauzi
  2. How can Big Data improve the quality of tourism statistics? The Bank of Italy’s experience in compiling the “travel†item in the Balance of Payments. By Costanza Catalano; Andrea Carboni; Claudio Doria

  1. By: Rahmat, Al Fauzi
    Abstract: Halal tourism is a new segment in tourism studies that have received attention and has now proliferated. Past studies have not been so deep in treading global scientific literature on halal tourism studies on tracking its evolution and trends among scientific journal which focuses on social science discipline. Therefore, this article is based on a systematic literature review analysis of halal tourism in social science discipline as an effort to improve our understanding of previous halal tourism studies. Data were obtained from the academic database Scopus, 31 articles were obtained about halal tourism in social science discipline, and the data period was collected from the beginning to the end of 2020. The data is illustrated using two applications, namely NVIVO and VOSViewer, as the primary tools for analyze qualitative data, which selected; (VOSViewer; Keyword Co-occurrence Network Maps and Trend (KCNM/T)), (NVIVO; Hierarchy Chart (HC), word frequencies (WF), and Explore Diagram Analysis (EDA)). The results showed that, from 31 journals, Stephenson (2014) has the most influence with high cited, besides, Tourism Management as a journal name that identified many articles published there, and Routledge as a publisher with a high total journal on Halal Tourism, and Indonesia as a country that high mention time. Specifically, various approaches and distributions based on methodology, objectives, and geography were the research's focus. Recent trends and the dominant frequency of words from the study of halal tourism have shown several scholars' high interest. In the halal tourism studies on social sciences discipline, previous scholars have carried out many different research segments, namely, tourism issues, product issues, destination issues, travel issues, service issues, and market issues. Future research is also considered in this article.
    Date: 2021–10–31
  2. By: Costanza Catalano (Bank of Italy); Andrea Carboni (Bank of Italy); Claudio Doria (Bank of Italy)
    Abstract: In tourism statistics it is becoming more and more important to identify data sources that are more timely and cheaper than the traditional ones, such as surveys. In this paper, we investigate how mobile phone data (MPD), electronic payments data and internet search data (Google Trends) can improve the compilation of tourism statistics and the 'travel' item in the Balance of Payments (BoP). We find that MPD have the potential to improve the estimates of the number of international travelers and can be integrated with surveys, although a constant interaction with the data supplier is required to identify the phenomena to be captured. We highlight the limitations and issues in using electronic payment data for estimating expenditure in tourism statistics, and we propose a model for producing more timely preliminary estimates for BoP purposes. Finally, we point out that Google Trends data can be used to complement the sample estimates of international travelers and to improve the quality of provisional data.
    Keywords: big data, international tourism, mobile phone data, payments statistics, Google Trends
    JEL: I31 I32 D63 D31
    Date: 2023–04

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