Series: Advances in Tourism Research

Advances in Tourism Research is an established series of monographs and edited volumes which comprise state-of-the-art research findings, written and edited by leading researchers working in the wider field of tourism studies. The series has been designed to provide a cutting edge focus for researchers interested in tourism, particularly the management issues now facing decision-makers, policy analysts and the public sector. The audience is much wider than just academics and each book seeks to make a significant contribution to the literature in the field of study by not only reviewing the state of knowledge relating to each topic but by questioning some of the prevailing assumptions and research paradigms which currently exist in tourism research. The series also aims to provide a platform for further studies in each area by highlighting key research agendas which will stimulate further debate and interest in the expanding area of tourism research. The series is always willing to consider new ideas for innovative and scholarly books and inquiries can be made to the Series Editor.
Book Series: Tourism Demand Modelling and Forecasting

Most recent volume

Volume . Tourism Demand Modelling and Forecasting

Published: 30th June 2000 Editors: Haiyan Song S.F. Witt
The phenomenal growth of both the world-wide tourism industry and academic interest in tourism over the last thirty years has generated great interest in tourism demand modelling and forecasting from both sectors. However, the tendency for researchers and practitioners engaged in quantitative causal tourism modelling and forecasting to run many regression equations and try to choose the 'best' model based on various parametric and non-parametric criteria has been widely criticised as failing to provide credible results. The aim of this book is to present the recent advances in econometric modelling methodology within the context of tourism demand analysis at a level that is accessible to non-specialists, and to illustrate these new developments with actual tourism applications.
The book begins with an introduction to the fundamentals of tourism demand analysis, before addressing the problems of traditional tourism demand modelling and forecasting, i.e. data mining and spurious regression due to common trends in the time series. Three chapters explore the general-to-specific approach to tourism demand modelling and forecasting, including the use of autoregressive distributed lag processes, cointegration analysis and error correction models. The time varying parameter model together with the use of the Kalman filter as an estimation method is a useful tool for examining the effects of regime shifts on tourism demand elasticities: this is explored next. The panel data approach is introduced as a way of overcoming the problem of estimation and forecasting biases caused by insufficient time series data. The book concludes by evaluating the empirical forecasting performance of the various models and putting forward some general conclusions.

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Published: 19th September 2006 Author: Ewen Michael

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Published: 13th July 2006 Editors: Peter M. Burns Marina Novelli

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Published: 4th April 2006 Editor: Godfrey Baldacchino

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Published: 30th March 2006 Editors: Metin Kozak Luisa Andreu

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Published: 3rd March 2006 Editors: Luciana Lazzeretti Clara S Petrillo

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Published: 2nd December 2005 Editors: Chris Ryan Stephen J. Page Michelle Aicken

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Published: 8th November 2005 Editors: Jeff Wilks Donna Pendergast Peter Leggat

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Published: 11th October 2005 Editors: David Airey John Tribe

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Published: 13th July 2005 Editors: Chris Ryan Michelle Aicken

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Published: 13th November 2004 Author: Steven Pike

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Published: 17th December 2003 Author: Rhodri Thomas

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Published: 16th December 2003 Editors: Les M. Lumsdon Stephen J. Page

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Published: 4th September 2003 Editor: William Revill Kerr

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Published: 4th June 2003 Editors: Jeff Wilks Stephen J. Page

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Published: 7th December 2001 Editors: Tom Baum Svend Lundtorp

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Published: 5th July 2001 Editors: P. Teo T.C. Chang Author: K.C. Ho

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Published: 7th November 2000 Authors: G.J. Ashworth J.E. Tunbridge