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Rural tourism in Spain: natural resources as sources of competitive advantage


  • Patricia Ordonez
  • Jose Parreno
  • Raul Pino


The aim of this paper is to analyse the state of the art of the Spanish rural tourism sector, as well as performing forecasts for this strategically important sector of Spanish economy. Section 1 of the paper describes rural tourism in Spain, while in Section 2 three time series belonging to this sector are analysed, and then forecasts are calculated by applying Box-Jenkins and Artificial Neural Nets methodologies. Finally, the paper summarises major conclusions and implications for policy makers and managers involved in rural tourism in Spain.

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  • Patricia Ordonez & Jose Parreno & Raul Pino, 2005. "Rural tourism in Spain: natural resources as sources of competitive advantage," World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 1(1), pages 45-56.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:wremsd:v:1:y:2005:i:1:p:45-56

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