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Analyzing Tourist Consumption: A Dynamic System-of-Equations Approach

Wu, DC, Li, G and Song, H (2011) Analyzing Tourist Consumption: A Dynamic System-of-Equations Approach Journal of Travel Research, 50 (1). pp. 46-56.

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The dynamic system-of-equations approach has been used to analyze the demand for outbound tourism among a number of destinations. However, this approach has not been applied to the context of the tourist consumption of different products in a given destination. Given the importance of understanding tourists' consumption behavior to destination management, this study seeks to gain new insights into Hong Kong inbound tourist expenditure patterns using a dynamic system-of-equations approach: the almost ideal demand system model. Based on the estimation of a complete demand system, this study investigates the interactions among the demand for different tourism products (i.e., shopping, hotel accommodation, meals outside hotels, and other) and the impacts of price changes on demand. Tourists from different source markets are examined separately, and the results show that their consumption behavior differs significantly.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
Wu, DC
Li, G
Song, H
Date : January 2011
DOI : 10.1177/0047287509355326
Uncontrolled Keywords : tourism demand, almost ideal demand system, dynamics, elasticity analysis, IDEAL DEMAND SYSTEM, COINTEGRATION, HOMOGENEITY, INDEX, MODEL
Additional Information : Published in Journal of Travel Research, 50(1) 2011. Copyright 2011 Sage Publications.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 26 Jul 2012 10:33
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:11

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