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Title: High Speed Rail and Tourism: Empirical evidence from Spain
Author: Albalate, Daniel, 1980-
Fageda, Xavier, 1975-
Keywords: Trens d'alta velocitat
High speed trains
Issue Date: Mar-2016
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Abstract: This paper evaluates how changes in the provision of high-speed rail (HSR) services affect tourism outcomes in Spain, a tourist country with the newest and longest HSR network in Europe. To do so it employs an empirical strategy based on the differences-in-differences panel data method with double fixed effects. Data are provided by Spain's National Statistics Institute (INE) and cover 50 provinces over a 15-year time span (1998-2013). Our results provide mixed evidence about the impact of HSR accessibility on tourist outcomes. On the one hand, we find that air traffic is negatively affected by HSR and air traffic is a strong predictor of tourist arrivals. This suggests a negative indirect effect of HSR on tourist outcomes. ...
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It is part of: Transportation Research Part A: General, 2016, vol. 85, num. March, p. 174-185
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ISSN: 0191-2607
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Econometria, Estadística i Economia Aplicada)

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