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An Exploratory Analysis of Foreign Tourist Visits for Indian State Attractions Using Multinomial Logistic Regression Technique

  • Hari Bhaskar Sankaranarayanan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 9)

Abstract

India attracts good amount foreign tourists for its rich heritage and cultural destinations. Several states in India spend efforts to promote and market their tourist destinations. Ministry of Tourism publishes the number of foreign tourist visitors on an aggregated basis per state. The tourist destination in states such as Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi is highly skewed in positively attracting foreign visitors. The paper analyzes the pattern and understands the relevance of such skew on attractions using data from travel review sites such as tripadvisor. The dataset is fused with visitor statistics from government data sources. This paper also explores an approach to predict the degree of the number of visitors per attraction in a particular state using multinomial logistic regression technique. The experiment results are presented and discussed for further studies.

Keywords

Tourism India Multinomial logistic regression Machine learning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Amadeus Software LabsBangaloreIndia

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