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Modeling Caribbean Tourism Demand: An Augmented Gravity Approach

Lorde, T, Li, G and Airey, D (2015) Modeling Caribbean Tourism Demand: An Augmented Gravity Approach Journal of Travel Research.

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Abstract

This study uses a gravity framework to model tourism demand for the Caribbean. The basic model is augmented by Linder’s hypothesis—tourist flows are partly determined by the similarity in preferences between the destination and source markets—and climate distance, which measures the gap between climate conditions in origin and destination countries. The results indicate that traditional gravity variables are significant in explaining demand for the region. Habit persistence has the largest impact on demand, a result that holds promise for regional policy makers. Evidence is also unearthed that similarity in preferences between the region and its source markets, as well as climate distance, are important demand determinants.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Lorde, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Li, GUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Airey, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 30 June 2015
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1177/0047287515592852
Uncontrolled Keywords : Linder’s hypothesis, tourism climate distance, gravity, Caribbean
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 10:55
Last Modified : 28 Mar 2017 10:55
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/808562

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