- The influence of the weather on recreational behaviour: a micro econometric approach
- Tourism Analysis
- Volume | Issue number
- 10 | 3
- Pages (from-to)
- Number of pages
- Document type
- Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB)
- Amsterdam School of Economics Research Institute (ASE-RI)
In this article the relationship between the weather and water-based recreational behavior is investigated at the microlevel. The relation is estimated by applying a zero-inflated negative binomial count model on a large dataset consisting of individually reported day-tripping behavior during a 2-week period. The weather conditions, measured by four indicators, were merged to these data. The analysis shows that effects of the weather on human choice behavior can be estimated at the microlevel. Various aspects of the weather (temperature, rain, wind, and sunshine) exert their particular influence on different recreational activities. In particular, temperature and wind force affect all types of water-based day trips. Rain and hours of sunshine appear to matter less.
Keywords: DAY-TRIPPING; WEATHER; ZERO-INFLATED NEGATIVE BINOMIAL COUNT MODEL
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