Tourist Accommodation Effects of Festivals

Umea Economic Studies Working Paper No. 580

12 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2002

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Kurt Brannas

University of Umea - Department of Economics

Jonas Nordstrom

University of Umea - Department of Economics

Date Written: January 25, 2002

Abstract

Lately the interest in arranging festivals or special events has increased in many cities. In this paper we present an econometric model to account for the tourism accommodation impact of such events. The autoregressive count data model incorporates some of the more important factors in the planing and evaluation of an event, such as spare capacity, displacement effects and the costs that face the visitors. The results for two large Swedish festivals indicate that there are some displacement effects, but that the net tourism effect is positive only since the average visitor stays longer during festival periods.

Keywords: Binomial, autoregression, estimation, demand analysis, festivals, rationed

JEL Classification: C22, C25, C51, D21, L83

Suggested Citation

Brannas, Kurt and Nordstrom, Jonas, Tourist Accommodation Effects of Festivals (January 25, 2002). Umea Economic Studies Working Paper No. 580. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=298317 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.298317

Kurt Brannas (Contact Author)

University of Umea - Department of Economics ( email )

Umea University
Department of Economics
SE-90187 Umea
Sweden
+46-90-786 6101 (Phone)
+46-90-772302 (Fax)

Jonas Nordstrom

University of Umea - Department of Economics ( email )

UmeƄ University
Umea, SE - 90187
Sweden

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