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Information sources on tourism demand: a comparison

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  • Giusti, Antonio
  • Grassini, Laura
  • Viviani, Alessandro

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There are several variables used in the study of tourism demand. In this paper we propose to compare a traditional variable (nights spent in Italy by residents) with a variable on expenditure for domestic tourism of Italian households. These data sources, provided by the Italian National Statistical Office (ISTAT), are compared each other, in order to increase the knowledge of the phenomenon under consideration. The analysis, covering the period 1997-2009, reveals interesting similarities and divergences between the two series.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 48572.

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Date of creation: 23 Jul 2013
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:48572

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Keywords: Tourism; Time series; Seasonality;

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  1. Cragg, John G, 1971. "Some Statistical Models for Limited Dependent Variables with Application to the Demand for Durable Goods," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 39(5), pages 829-44, September.
  2. Deaton, Angus & Irish, Margaret, 1984. "Statistical models for zero expenditures in household budgets," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 23(1-2), pages 59-80.
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