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Nowcasting Tourist Arrivals to Prague: Google Econometrics

Zeynalov, Ayaz (2014): Nowcasting Tourist Arrivals to Prague: Google Econometrics.

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Abstract

It is expected that what people are searching for today is predictive of what they have done recently or will do in the near future. This research will analyze the eligibility of Google search data to nowcast tourist arrivals to Prague. The present research will report whether Google data is potentially useful in nowcasting or short-term forecasting using by Support Vector Regressions (SVRs), which maps data to a higher dimensional space and employs a kernel function.

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