Tourism Demand Modelling and Forecasting
Edited by Haiyan Song, S.F. Witt
Published June 30th 2000 by Routledge – 186 pages
First published in 2000
Preface. Introduction to Tourism Demand Analysis. Introduction. Determinants of tourism demand. Functional form and demand elasticities. Summary. Traditional Methodology of Tourism Demand Modelling. Introduction. Traditional methodology of tourism demand modelling. Failure of the traditional approach to tourism demand modelling. General-to-Specific Modelling. Introduction. General-to-specific modelling. Tests of restrictions on regression parameters. Diagnostic checking. Model selection. Worked example. Cointegration. Spurious regression. The concept of cointegration. Test for order of integration. Test for Cointegration. Error Correction Model. Cointegration and error correction mechanism. Estimating the ECM. Worked example. Vector Autoregression (VAR) and Cointegration. Introduction. Basics of VAR analysis. Impulse response analysis. Forecasting with VAR and error variance decomposition. Testing for Granger causality and exogeneity. An example of VAR modelling. VAR modelling and cointegration. Time Varying Parameter Modelling. Introduction. Are tourism demand elasticities constant over time? The TVP model and Kalman filter. A worked example. Summary and conclusions. Panel Data Analysis. Introduction. Model specification and estimation. An empirical study of a tourism demand model based on the panel data approach. Summary and conclusions. Evaluation of Forecasting Performance. Introduction. Measures of forecasting accuracy. Forecasting evaluation of different models. Concluding remarks. References. Author index. Subject index.