Quantitative Tourism Industry Analysis is the first book to deal with the input-output, social accounting matrix in a way which readers from a non-economics or non-mathematical background can follow, in order to understand how useful their application would be for tourism industry analysis. It acquaints readers with useful applications of economic modelling without the unnecessary burden of higher algebra, so that they will understand concepts of the economics measurement system, Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA) methodology.
Quantitative Tourism Industry Analysis offers a new set of economic tools for tourism policy analysis, ideal for those with a non-mathematical background.
Chapter 1 includes a general discussion on the reasons why we should study the topic of tourism as an industry
Chapter 2 includes a very brief introduction to other quantitative methods for tourism industry analysis, including regression, time-series and Input-Output/Social Accounting Matrix
Chapter 3 is a formal introduction to the Input-Output (I-O) model
Chapter 4 is Social Accounting Matrix (SAM)
Chapter 5 includes an introduction to Tourism Satellite Accounts
Chapter 6 includes a short discussion for the readers, having been introduced to the I-O/SAM methodology and to TSA, on future directions and possible explorations