THE IMPACT OF MARINE WATER QUALITY ON TOURISM DEMAND: AN APPLICATION OF GEOSPATIAL BIG DATA TO THE MEDITERRANEAN SPANISH COAST

  1. María Luz Maté Sánchez-Val 1
  2. Genoveva Aparicio Serrano 1
  1. 1 Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena
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    Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Cartagena, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02k5kx966

Proceedings:
XXI Congreso Internacional AECA Toledo-España, 22, 23 y 24 de septiembre de 2021

Year of publication: 2021

Type: Conference paper

Abstract

Tourism sector is highly dependent on environmental quality. In Spain, the tourism sectoris a key driver for the whole economy. In that context, this study aims at analysing theeffect of environmental quality on tourism demand, to test whether a movement of visitorsalong the Mediterranean Spanish coast has occurred. Seemingly Unrelated Regressionmodel has been applied over a sample of 101 Spanish municipalities from the last sevenyears. The results confirm a convergence process of visitors from traditional seasidetourist destinations to previously less crowded tourist sites, whose natural and physicalenvironment shows a better natural conservation.