alexa Measuring Tourist Spending Impacts of the October 2013 U.S. Government Shut-down | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 2167-0269

Journal of Tourism & Hospitality
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations
700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Article

Measuring Tourist Spending Impacts of the October 2013 U.S. Government Shut-down

Morse SC1* and Smith EM2

1Hospitality and Tourism Management, College of Business, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, United States

2Business Organization and Leadership, Brevard College, Brevard, United States

*Corresponding Author:
Morse SC
Hospitality and Tourism College
of Business, Western Carolina
University Cullowhee
NC 28723, United States
Tel:
(828) 227- 3386
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: April 02, 2015 Accepted Date: June 11, 2015 Published Date: June 23, 2015

Citation: Morse SC, Smith EM (2015) Measuring Tourist Spending Impacts of the October 2013 U.S. Government Shut-down. J Tourism Hospit 4:155. doi:10.4172/2167-0269.1000155

Copyright: © 2015 Morse SC, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

The U.S. Federal Government shut-down from October 1-15, 2013 caused major public outdoor recreational venues to be shut-down during the most visited month of the year in October. In western North Carolina, the publically owned recreational activities closed and shut-down in 16 counties bordering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and containing recreational activities in three U.S. National Forests. The purpose of the study was to use and evaluate two methods to measure the impact of this 15 day U.S. Federal Government shut-down on tourist spending in the 16 county focus area of western North Carolina. The first method used taxable sales data adjusted for inflation obtained from the North Carolina Department of Revenue for October 2013 and were compared to taxable sales for the five year average period 2008-2012. Analysis shows that 7 out of the 16 counties saw decreases in taxable sales for October 2013 over the five year average, and 9 counties saw increases in taxable sales when comparing the two periods. The overall 16 county regions experienced a 2.28 percent increase in taxable sales over the two periods. The second method used October daily data on hotel room demand from Smith Travel Research for five selected counties during the shutdown period (October 1-15), and after the shutdown ended (October 16-31). When October 2013 hotel room demand is compared to the same period 2012, the analysis showed three of the five counties saw decreases in hotel room demand during the shutdown period, and all five counties experienced increases in hotel room demand after the shutdown ended. In evaluating the two methods used to measure tourist spending in the area, while both methods have limitations, the second method using Smith Travel Research data offered a more robust analysis because it reported daily hotel rooms sold.

Keywords

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2018-19
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri & Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

+1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]icsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

 
© 2008- 2018 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
Leave Your Message 24x7