Estimation of the equivalent tourist population trough indirect methods

  1. Fernández, Melchor 1
  2. Lazovski, Oleg 1
  1. 1 Department of GAME–IDEGA, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela,Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Revista:
Journal of Tourism Analysis = Revista de Análisis Turístico

ISSN: 1885-2564

Ano de publicación: 2020

Volume: 27

Número: 1

Páxinas: 81-95

Tipo: Artigo

Outras publicacións en: Journal of Tourism Analysis = Revista de Análisis Turístico

Indicadores

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Ano 2020
  • Impacto SJR da revista: 0.332
  • Cuartil maior: Q2
  • Área: Anthropology Cuartil: Q2 Posición na área: 134/480
  • Área: Urban Studies Cuartil: Q2 Posición na área: 84/294
  • Área: Geography, Planning and Development Cuartil: Q2 Posición na área: 353/851
  • Área: Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management Cuartil: Q3 Posición na área: 83/141

CIRC

  • Ciencias Sociais: C

Scopus CiteScore

  • Ano 2020
  • CiteScore da revista: 1.6
  • Área: Anthropology Percentil: 78
  • Área: Urban Studies Percentil: 64
  • Área: Geography, Planning and Development Percentil: 54
  • Área: Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management Percentil: 37

Resumo

Purpose This proposal represents four main advantages: the immediate availability of the relevant information to the local manager; its potential application to any municipality regardless of its size; its reduced economic cost both in terms of information and calculation; and the possibility of obtaining information for very short periods (monthly or even daily) which is very important in areas where the population varies significantly throughout the year. Design/methodology/approach The authors present an indirect estimation method based on extrapolating the equivalent tourist population from the monthly variations in the production of solid urban waste. Findings It would also be desirable to compare the estimates made by using other indirect indicators such as electricity or water consumption, which could also provide relevant information on the degree of use of second homes. Originality/value These advantages turn this indicator into a practical and accessible estimation tool, which can be directly applied to the planning and management of all types of services and facilities provided by municipalities.