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Tourist arrivals and tourist expenditure, in both aggregate and per capita forms, are commonly used measures of tourism demand in empirical research. This study compares these two measures in the context of econometric modelling and the forecasting of tourism demand. The empirical study focuses on...

Author(s)
Song HaiYan; Li Gang; Witt, S. F.; Fei BaoGang
Publisher
IP Publishing Limited, London, UK
Citation
Tourism Economics, 2010, 16, 1, pp 63-81
Abstract

The development and structure of foreign tourism in Portugal are studied within the context of competing southern European destinations, specifically, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey and Yugoslavia. The factors influencing tourism demand are discussed, as are the future prospects for international...

Author(s)
Witt, S. F.; Martin, C. A.
Citation
Revue de Tourisme, 1988, 43, 2, pp 9-16
Abstract

The main potential economic determinants of international tourist flows disaggregated into holidays, business visits and visits to friends and relatives (VFR) are examined simultaneously using structural equation modelling. The tourist flows studied are inbound tourism to New Zealand from...

Author(s)
Turner, L. W.; Witt, S. F.
Publisher
IP Publishing Limited, London, UK
Citation
Tourism Economics, 2001, 7, 1, pp 21-38
Abstract

This study uses meta-analysis to examine the relationship between estimated international tourism demand elasticities and the data characteristics and study features that may affect such empirical estimates. By reviewing 195 studies published during the period 1961-2011, the meta-regression...

Author(s)
Peng Bo; Song HaiYan; Crouch, G. I.; Witt, S. F.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2015, 54, 5, pp 611-633
Abstract

Forecasts of international tourism demand are essential for planning by tourism-related industries, and univariate time series methods are often cheaper than causal models, and may also be used where causal models are inappropriate because of lack of data or incomplete knowledge regarding the...

Author(s)
Witt, S. F.
Publisher
Prentice Hall, London, UK
Citation
Tourism marketing and management handbook., 1989, pp 169-174
Abstract

The development of tourism in China over the last two decades is reviewed. It is argued that the success of the economic reforms in China which has resulted in fast economic growth has also been the main cause of rapid tourism growth in China. Forecasts of international tourist arrivals by source...

Author(s)
Witt, S. F.; Turner, L. W.
Publisher
Haworth Hospitality Press, Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2002, 13, 1/2, pp 99-109
Abstract

Estimates presented of the size of the international tourism markets of the European CMEA countries, the USSR and Yugoslavia show that only Yugoslavia is an established centre for tourist development. Data on tourist arrivals and tourist receipts are presented. International tourist receipts...

Author(s)
Buckley, P. J.; Witt, S. F.
Citation
Service Industries Journal, 1987, 7, 1, pp 91-104
Abstract

The linear almost ideal demand system (LAIDS), in both static and dynamic forms, is examined in the context of international tourism demand. The superiority of the dynamic error correction LAIDS compared to its static counterpart is demonstrated in terms of both the acceptability of theoretical...

Author(s)
Li Gang; Song HaiYan; Witt, S. F.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2004, 43, 2, pp 141-150
Abstract

The vector autoregressive (VAR) modelling technique is used to forecast tourist flows to Macau from eight major origin countries/regions over the period 2003-2008. The existing literature shows that the VAR model is capable of producing accurate medium- to long-term forecasts, and also separate...

Author(s)
Song HaiYan; Witt, S. F.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2006, 27, 2, pp 214-224
Abstract

The objective of this study is to develop a set of econometric models for forecasting international tourism demand, as represented by the number of tourist visits from the GFR and the UK to their respective major destinations. It is clear that no single model applies across all origin-destination ...

Author(s)
Witt, S. F.; Martin, C. A.
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 1987, 25, 3, pp 23-30

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