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Sustainability 2010, 2(2), 684-701; doi:10.3390/su2020684
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Estimating Arrival Numbers for Informal Recreation: A Geographical Approach and Case Study of British Woodlands

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Received: 14 January 2010; Accepted: 21 February 2010 / Published: 25 February 2010
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Abstract: This paper describes a novel methodology for generating models of demand for informal outdoor recreation. We analyze visitor data from multiple forest sites across Great Britain. We introduce a wide range of variables typically omitted from most economic demand models of recreation. These include on-site characteristics, and off-site locational drivers of visitation including substitute and complement availability. A Poisson multilevel model is used to model visitor counts, and the methodology is applied to a dataset of more than 10,000 visits to open-access woodland sites. Results confirm it identifies a broader range of demand drivers than previously observed. The use of nationally available explanatory variables enhances the transferability and hence general applicability of the methodology.
Keywords: forests; arrival modeling; sustainable tourism; transferrable demand forests; arrival modeling; sustainable tourism; transferrable demand
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Jones, A.; Wright, J.; Bateman, I.; Schaafsma, M. Estimating Arrival Numbers for Informal Recreation: A Geographical Approach and Case Study of British Woodlands. Sustainability 2010, 2, 684-701.

AMA Style

Jones A, Wright J, Bateman I, Schaafsma M. Estimating Arrival Numbers for Informal Recreation: A Geographical Approach and Case Study of British Woodlands. Sustainability. 2010; 2(2):684-701.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Jones, Andy; Wright, Jan; Bateman, Ian; Schaafsma, Marije. 2010. "Estimating Arrival Numbers for Informal Recreation: A Geographical Approach and Case Study of British Woodlands." Sustainability 2, no. 2: 684-701.


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