Estimating arrival numbers for informal recreation: A geographical approach and case study of British woodlands

Jones, Andy, Wright, Jan, Bateman, Ian and Schaafsma, Marije (2010) Estimating arrival numbers for informal recreation: A geographical approach and case study of British woodlands. Sustainability, 2 (2). pp. 684-701.

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Abstract

This paper describes a novel methodology for generating models of demand for informal outdoor recreation. We analyze visitor data from multiple forest sites across Great Britain. We introduce a wide range of variables typically omitted from most economic demand models of recreation. These include on-site characteristics, and off-site locational drivers of visitation including substitute and complement availability. A Poisson multilevel model is used to model visitor counts, and the methodology is applied to a dataset of more than 10,000 visits to open-access woodland sites. Results confirm it identifies a broader range of demand drivers than previously observed. The use of nationally available explanatory variables enhances the transferability and hence general applicability of the methodology.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Rachel Snow
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2011 11:29
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 17:14
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/24223
DOI: 10.3390/su2020684

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