Unique ID: 201424

Division: Unit G3: Short-term business statistics and tourism
Issue Date: February 13th 2019
Last modified: February 22nd 2019
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Feasibility study on the use of mobile positioning data for tourism statistics

Feasibility study on the use of mobile positioning data for tourism statistics

The aim of the current study was to assess the feasibility of using mobile positioning data for generating statistics on domestic, outbound and inbound tourism flows, and to address the strengths and weaknesses related to access, trust, cost, and the technological and methodological challenges inherent in the use of such a new data source. The international consortium that conducted the study concentrated on the various aspects involved in the use of mobile positioning data in terms of tourism statistics and other domains: an overview of the situation involving the use of mobile data; accessibility to the data from the legal, technological, financial and business aspects, including possible cost and burden implications; methodological principles of statistical data collection and compilation, including evaluation by using different quality aspects and comparing the results against existing traditional methods; opportunities offered by, as well as limitations inherent in, the use of the data source. The outcomes can to a large extent be generalized beyond tourism statistics (i.e. applicable for other areas of statistics) and beyond the source of mobile positioning data (i.e. applicable for other 'big data' sources) in particular the comprehensive discussion on feasibility of access.

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Project Sources
Type Of Institution: regional organization
Big Data Source: Mobile phone data
Region: Europe & Central Asia
Country Area: Europe
Id Country Regional: regional
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Timeframe To Produce Indicator: NA
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