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|Title:||Analysing spatiotemporal patterns of tourism in Europe at high-resolution with conventional and big data sources|
|Authors:||BATISTA E SILVA FILIPE; MARÍN HERRERA MARIO ALBERTO; ROSINA KONSTANTIN; RIBEIRO BARRANCO RICARDO; CARNEIRO FREIRE SERGIO MANUEL; SCHIAVINA MARCELLO|
|Citation:||TOURISM MANAGEMENT vol. 68 p. 101-115|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCI LTD|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||Available statistics on tourism from official European sources are limited in terms of both the spatial and temporal resolutions, curbing potential analyses and applications relevant for tourism management and policy. In this study, we produced a novel, complete and consistent dataset describing tourist density at high spatial resolution with monthly breakdown for the whole of the European Union. This is achieved thanks to the integration of data from conventional statistical sources with big data from emerging sources, namely two major online booking services containing the precise location and capacity of tourism accommodation establishments. The produced dataset allowed us to uncover key spatiotemporal patterns of tourism in Europe at unprecedented detail, showcasing the usefulness of complementing official statistical data with emerging big data sources.|
|JRC Directorate:||Growth and Innovation|
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