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Modelling Chinese Inbound Tourism Arrivals into Christchurch

Fieger, Peter and Rice, John (2016): Modelling Chinese Inbound Tourism Arrivals into Christchurch.


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New data and modelling approaches are improving the usefulness of internet search data for forecasting inbound tourist arrivals. This short paper provides evidence of the usefulness of Baidu search data in predicting Chinese inbound tourist arrivals into a specific region in New Zealand. It also compares three modelling approaches, finding a Vector Autoregressive approach the most useful.

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