Air Passenger Flows: Evidence from Sicily and Sardinia

Castellani, Massimiliano; University Of Bologna, Rimini Centre For Economic Analysis (RCEA), Mussoni, Maurizio; University Of Bologna, Rimini Centre For Economic Analysis (RCEA) & Pierpaolo Pattitoni
Tourism plays an important role in the economies of many Mediterranean countries, since it is a crucial driver of economic growth, job creation, and income. For this reason many countries set up a wide variety of programs and policies to support the development of this economic sector. It is therefore very important, for scholars and policy makers, explaining and forecasting tourism demand. Using air passenger flows as proxy variables for tourist arrivals, we set up...