A method for estimating the economic contribution of resource-based tourism

Len M. Hunt, Wolfgang Haider, Peter C. Boxall, Jeffrey Englin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Resource-based tourism is an important economic activity occurring on publicly owned forested lands in northern Canada. However, little is known about the economic contribution of this sector to the regions where it is located. This paper describes a method to estimate revenues generated by tourist operators from data sources that are primarily in the public domain. The method is illustrated with an examination of northern Ontario's resource-based tourism sites that are not accessible by road. This method estimates that the 1137 tourist sites of the region generated approximately $114 million in revenues in 2000. The analysis also estimated revenues for six sub-regions and for different types of operations that were segmented by accessibility and accommodation type. We found that revenues were much higher for sites in northwestern than in northeastern regions of Ontario, and that float plane-accessible sites commanded significantly greater revenues than did train- or boat-accessible sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)172-180
Number of pages9
JournalForestry Chronicle
Volume84
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2008
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

economic resources
tourism
income
resource
economics
tourists
Ontario
methodology
economic activity
accessibility
train
boats
roads
road
method
Canada

Keywords

  • Criteria and indicators
  • Method
  • Resource-based tourism
  • Revenues
  • Supply
  • Use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry

Cite this

A method for estimating the economic contribution of resource-based tourism. / Hunt, Len M.; Haider, Wolfgang; Boxall, Peter C.; Englin, Jeffrey.

In: Forestry Chronicle, Vol. 84, No. 2, 03.2008, p. 172-180.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hunt, LM, Haider, W, Boxall, PC & Englin, J 2008, 'A method for estimating the economic contribution of resource-based tourism', Forestry Chronicle, vol. 84, no. 2, pp. 172-180.
Hunt, Len M. ; Haider, Wolfgang ; Boxall, Peter C. ; Englin, Jeffrey. / A method for estimating the economic contribution of resource-based tourism. In: Forestry Chronicle. 2008 ; Vol. 84, No. 2. pp. 172-180.
@article{636bfa0405e4431bae93d6372592c310,
title = "A method for estimating the economic contribution of resource-based tourism",
abstract = "Resource-based tourism is an important economic activity occurring on publicly owned forested lands in northern Canada. However, little is known about the economic contribution of this sector to the regions where it is located. This paper describes a method to estimate revenues generated by tourist operators from data sources that are primarily in the public domain. The method is illustrated with an examination of northern Ontario's resource-based tourism sites that are not accessible by road. This method estimates that the 1137 tourist sites of the region generated approximately $114 million in revenues in 2000. The analysis also estimated revenues for six sub-regions and for different types of operations that were segmented by accessibility and accommodation type. We found that revenues were much higher for sites in northwestern than in northeastern regions of Ontario, and that float plane-accessible sites commanded significantly greater revenues than did train- or boat-accessible sites.",
keywords = "Criteria and indicators, Method, Resource-based tourism, Revenues, Supply, Use",
author = "Hunt, {Len M.} and Wolfgang Haider and Boxall, {Peter C.} and Jeffrey Englin",
year = "2008",
month = "3",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "84",
pages = "172--180",
journal = "Forestry Chronicle",
issn = "0015-7546",
publisher = "Canadian Institute of Forestry",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - A method for estimating the economic contribution of resource-based tourism

AU - Hunt, Len M.

AU - Haider, Wolfgang

AU - Boxall, Peter C.

AU - Englin, Jeffrey

PY - 2008/3

Y1 - 2008/3

N2 - Resource-based tourism is an important economic activity occurring on publicly owned forested lands in northern Canada. However, little is known about the economic contribution of this sector to the regions where it is located. This paper describes a method to estimate revenues generated by tourist operators from data sources that are primarily in the public domain. The method is illustrated with an examination of northern Ontario's resource-based tourism sites that are not accessible by road. This method estimates that the 1137 tourist sites of the region generated approximately $114 million in revenues in 2000. The analysis also estimated revenues for six sub-regions and for different types of operations that were segmented by accessibility and accommodation type. We found that revenues were much higher for sites in northwestern than in northeastern regions of Ontario, and that float plane-accessible sites commanded significantly greater revenues than did train- or boat-accessible sites.

AB - Resource-based tourism is an important economic activity occurring on publicly owned forested lands in northern Canada. However, little is known about the economic contribution of this sector to the regions where it is located. This paper describes a method to estimate revenues generated by tourist operators from data sources that are primarily in the public domain. The method is illustrated with an examination of northern Ontario's resource-based tourism sites that are not accessible by road. This method estimates that the 1137 tourist sites of the region generated approximately $114 million in revenues in 2000. The analysis also estimated revenues for six sub-regions and for different types of operations that were segmented by accessibility and accommodation type. We found that revenues were much higher for sites in northwestern than in northeastern regions of Ontario, and that float plane-accessible sites commanded significantly greater revenues than did train- or boat-accessible sites.

KW - Criteria and indicators

KW - Method

KW - Resource-based tourism

KW - Revenues

KW - Supply

KW - Use

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=49249117684&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=49249117684&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:49249117684

VL - 84

SP - 172

EP - 180

JO - Forestry Chronicle

JF - Forestry Chronicle

SN - 0015-7546

IS - 2

ER -