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Demand for domestic tourism by Swedish households

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  • Coenen, Mieke

    () (Department of Economics, Umeå University)

  • van Eekeren, Lobke

    () (Department of Economics, Umeå University)

Abstract

In this paper an econometric analysis of the domestic tourism demand of households in Sweden is performed. To model the demand for tourism of households within Sweden, a two-staged budgeting model is used. The micro-economic data that are used come from the Tourism and Travel Database, which is the main data source for the tourism and travelling behaviour of Swedes. A model is estimated for as well total expenditures on domestic tourism as for different categories of tourism expenditures. These categories are accommodation, groceries, restaurants, shopping and transportation. From the resulting models income, expenditure and price elasticities are calculated. The elasticities are calculated for households that differ according to their household characteristics.

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  • Coenen, Mieke & van Eekeren, Lobke, 2001. "Demand for domestic tourism by Swedish households," Umeå Economic Studies 578, Umeå University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:umnees:0578
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    Keywords

    Demand analysis; tourism; two-staged budgeting model; household economics;

    JEL classification:

    • C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models
    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis

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