IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/bog/econbl/y2006i27p63-106.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Frontier Survey on Travel Expenditure: methodology, presentation and output assessment (2003-2005)

Author

Listed:
  • Evangelos Th. Pantelidis

    (Bank of Greece)

  • Georgios A. Kouvatseas

    (Bank of Greece)

Abstract

Travel-related external transactions are important determinants of the current account balance of Greece. From the early 1950s, data on external travel credits and payments were a by-product of the exchange control framework. With the dismantling of exchange controls, resident banks represented the main source of information for compiling the monthly balance of payments statements. Following Greece’s participation in the euro area, this information source became obsolete. As a result, since 2002, the Bank has been using a Frontier Sample Survey to estimate external inbound and outbound travel expenditure on a monthly basis. This article has three principal objectives. First, it provides a detailed presentation of the methodology used for the Travel Survey. Second, there is a detailed presentation and analysis of the basic data produced by the Surveys as well as related indicators such as average length of stay, expenditure per visit, etc for 2003-2005. Finally, a quality assessment of the data is provided.

Suggested Citation

  • Evangelos Th. Pantelidis & Georgios A. Kouvatseas, 2006. "Frontier Survey on Travel Expenditure: methodology, presentation and output assessment (2003-2005)," Economic Bulletin, Bank of Greece, issue 27, pages 63-106, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:bog:econbl:y:2006:i:27:p:63-106
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.bankofgreece.gr/BogEkdoseis/econbull200607.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Costas N. Kanellopoulos, 2012. "Employment and worker flows during the financial crisis," Economic Bulletin, Bank of Greece, issue 36, pages 31-41, April.
    2. Costas N. Kanellopoulos, 2014. "The private sector Greek labour market during the crisis," Economic Bulletin, Bank of Greece, issue 39, pages 21-36, July.
    3. Petros M. Migiakis, 2012. "Reviewing the proposals for common bond issuances by the euro-area sovereign under a long-term perspective," Economic Bulletin, Bank of Greece, issue 37, pages 43-54, December.
    4. Costas N. Kanellopoulos, 2012. "The Size and structure of uninsured employment," Economic Bulletin, Bank of Greece, issue 37, pages 23-41, December.
    5. Zacharias Bragoudakis & Dimitrios Sideris, 2012. "Do retail gasoline prices adjust symmetrically to crude oil price changes? the case of the Greek oil market," Economic Bulletin, Bank of Greece, issue 37, pages 7-21, December.
    6. Sophia Lazaretou, 2014. "The smart economy: cultural and creative industries in Greece: can they be a way out of the crisis?," Economic Bulletin, Bank of Greece, issue 39, pages 73-103, July.
    7. Dimitra Dimitropoulou & Anastasia Koutsomanoli-Filippaki & Evangelos Charalambakis & Georgios Aggelis, 2014. "The financing of Greek enterprises before and during the crisis," Economic Bulletin, Bank of Greece, issue 39, pages 7-20, July.
    8. Aikaterini Chaireti, 2014. "The housing situation of residents of Greece in the time of crisis 2008-2012," Economic Bulletin, Bank of Greece, issue 39, pages 105-141, July.
    9. Faidon Kalfaoglou, 2014. "European banking union: “Europeanising” banks’ financial safety net," Economic Bulletin, Bank of Greece, issue 39, pages 37-72, July.

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Balance of payments statistics; travel; tourism;

    JEL classification:

    • C8 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bog:econbl:y:2006:i:27:p:63-106. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Christina Tsochatzi). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/boggvgr.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.