The 15th IIF-sponsored workshop, on Tourism Forecasting, will take place at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on June 29, one day prior to the 5th Conference of the International Association for Tourism Economics (IATE 2015).  The workshop is organised by Professor Haiyan Song, Chair Professor of Tourism of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  All speakers are renowned academics in the field of tourism forecasting.  The full program agenda is now available.

Topics and Speakers

  • Forecasting Demand for Qualified Labor in the South African Hotel Industry

       Professor Andrea Saayman, North-West University, South Africa

  • The Future of Tourism: Luxury or Necessity

       Professor Egon Smeral, MODUL University Vienna, Austria

  • Forecasting Visitor Arrivals Using Mixed Methods

      Professor Haiyan Song, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

  • International Tourism Demand Modeling and Forecasting:  A Meta-Analysis

      Professor Stephen F. Witt, University of Surrey, U.K.

  • Bagging Tourism Forecasts

      Dr George Athanasopoulos, Monash University, Australia

  • Using Temporal Hierarchies to Predict Tourism Demand

      Dr Nikos Kourentzes, University of Lancaster, U.K.

  • Forecasting Seasonal Tourism Demand: An Multivariate Approach

      Dr Gang Li, University of Surrey, U.K.

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