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Determinants of turism demand in the Canary Islands


  • Rodríguez Feijoó, Santiago

    () (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

  • Dávila Quintana, Delia

    (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

  • Rodríguez Caro, Alejandro

    (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

  • Tejera Gil, Margarita

    (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)


In this study a function of the demand for holiday making tourism in the Canary Islands is estimated. The object is to identify the determinants of this function and quantify their impact, not only on the volume of demand (length of stay), but also on the gross income generated by tourism, given that businesses in the tourist sector as well as public institutions responsible for planning and control of tourism both measure economic results by income rather by demand.

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  • Rodríguez Feijoó, Santiago & Dávila Quintana, Delia & Rodríguez Caro, Alejandro & Tejera Gil, Margarita, 2003. "Determinants of turism demand in the Canary Islands," INVESTIGACIONES REGIONALES - Journal of REGIONAL RESEARCH, Asociación Española de Ciencia Regional, issue 3, pages 81-98.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:invreg:0205

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    Tourism demand; elasticity; marketing; planning;

    JEL classification:

    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • R32 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Other Spatial Production and Pricing Analysis


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