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.