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Title:Multi-destination trips and tourism statistics: Empirical evidences in Sicily PDF Logo
Authors:Parroco, Anna Maria
Vaccina, Franco
De Cantis, Stefano
Ferrante, Mauro
Issue Date:2012
Citation:[Journal:] Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal [Volume:] 6 [Issue:] 2012-44 [Pages:] 1-27
Series/Report no.:Economics 2012-44
Abstract:The knowledge of the actual magnitude and main features of tourism flows in a given destination is an essential prerequisite for the evaluation of tourism impacts and externalities. Indeed, many pleasure trips are often characterized by the visit to more than a single destination. Although the topic is well-documented in literature, the empirical results are limited to a few pioneering studies. The lack may be attributable to the failure of tourism organizations to collect data on multi-destination trip behaviour. This can be seen, for example, in the system of European statistics on tourism (according to the Council Directive 95/57 EC), where information on the average number of visited destinations within a single trip is not provided. This paper aims at discussing the main implications of multi-destination trips, both on tourism statistics and on destination management. It also proposes to describe the research design and main preliminary results of a survey on incoming tourism in Sicily. Some remarks dealing with the positive and negative impacts of unobserved tourism and of multi-destination trips are reported at the end.
Subjects:multi-destination trip
tourists' behaviours
spatial movements
tourism statistics
border survey
JEL:L83
C83
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:doi:10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2012-44
Creative Commons License:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/de/deed.en
Document Type:Article
Appears in Collections:Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal - Journal Articles

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