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Analysis of the Spatial Distribution Pattern of Tourist Activity: An Application to the Volume of Travellers in Extremadura

  • Cristina Rodríguez-RangelEmail author
  • Marcelino Sánchez-Rivero
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Part of the Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management book series (THEM)

Abstract

The techniques proposed by spatial econometrics are reaching greater dissemination nowadays, with special relevance in those sectors that are strongly related to their development in a specific geographic area. Generally, when a variable is affected by spatial autocorrelation, the latter needs to be treated using the techniques proposed to that end. The present study is focused on the exploratory analysis of a variable that is usually associated with tourism, i.e. the number of travellers, using the formal indices proposed by spatial statistics, which are Moran’s I and Getis & Ord G. The study analyses the distribution of this variable, concluding that it does not show a random pattern and that, therefore, subsequent confirmatory analyses or modelling of phenomena related to this variable will require the use of suitable techniques.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristina Rodríguez-Rangel
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marcelino Sánchez-Rivero
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Economics and Business StudiesUniversity of ExtremaduraBadajozSpain

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