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Tourism Development and the ‘Hidden’ Phenomenon


  • Vincenzo ASERO

    () (University of Catania, Italy)


This paper focus on ‘hidden’ tourism phenomenon, that is the tourist demand that in many destinations eludes the official survey system. Estimation of hidden tourism requires information drawn from tourism demand and supply, using different indicators. The critical points are: the availability and validity of data, the data collection time and the application of the analysis models to different non-homogeneous areas. Economic value of the phenomenon relies on an estimate of consumption.

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  • Vincenzo ASERO, 2009. "Tourism Development and the ‘Hidden’ Phenomenon," Economics and Applied Informatics, "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, issue 1, pages 29-32.
  • Handle: RePEc:ddj:fseeai:y:2009:i:1:p:29-32

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    hidden tourism; carrying capacity; tourism consumption; indicators; estimation;

    JEL classification:

    • L8 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism


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