Regional Tourism Competition in the Baltic States: a Spatial Stochastic Frontier Approach
AbstractThis paper aimed at a statistical analysis of competition for tourists between regions within Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) and estimation relative efficiency levels of regions. We apply a modern approach called Spatial Stochastic Frontier and corresponded to spatial modification of a stochastic frontier model. We specify two alternative spatial stochastic frontier models – distance and travel-time based to identify an influence of existing transport network on research results. Using the model we analyse region-specific factors (tourism infrastructure, employment, geographical position and natural attractors) having an effect on a number of visitors and estimate regions' efficiency values. We discover a significant level of inefficiency of Baltic states regions and propose some ways to improve the situation.
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spatial stochastic frontier; efficiency; competition; regional tourism; transport network;
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-09-25 (All new papers)
- NEP-CIS-2010-09-25 (Confederation of Independent States)
- NEP-CSE-2010-09-25 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-EFF-2010-09-25 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-GEO-2010-09-25 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-TUR-2010-09-25 (Tourism Economics)
- NEP-URE-2010-09-25 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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