The Efficiency of Tourism Sector in EU Mediterranean Coastal Regions

The Effects of Seasonality and Spatiality on Demand

Authors

  • Spyros Niavis University of Thessaly
  • Dimitris Kallioras University of Thessaly

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18335/region.v8i1.318

Abstract

The present paper studies the effects of seasonality and spatiality of tourist flows on the regional performance of tourism sector. The empirical analysis is conducted for 37 coastal North Mediterranean EU NUTS II regions, for the period 2010-2016, and is based on a triplet of quantitative indices and on a two-version regression model. The empirical analysis demonstrates that a typical linear function seems to be inappropriate to describe the relationships of these tourism features, as an N-shaped relationship between performance and seasonality and a U-shaped relationship for performance and spatiality were found.

tourists on the beach

Downloads

Published

2021-03-23

How to Cite

Niavis, S. and Kallioras, D. (2021) “The Efficiency of Tourism Sector in EU Mediterranean Coastal Regions: The Effects of Seasonality and Spatiality on Demand”, REGION, 8(1), pp. 135–152. doi: 10.18335/region.v8i1.318.

Issue

Section

Articles
Share