Seasonal Concentration of the International Hotel Demand in Algeria: A Measurement and Decomposition by Nationalities

  •  Safia Derrouiche    


In this research paper, we have tried to measure and decomposition the Gini coefficient of seasonal concentration of international hotel demand in Algeria by nationalities so that it could be possible to quantify the seasonal variations, and to estimate the relative contribution of each tourist segment to the overall concentration and its marginal effects. This may help the authorities to develop efficient strategies that reduce the seasonal variation of international hotel demand in Algeria. Our results suggest that planners may concentrate their efforts in consolidating markets with negative marginal effect over the index of concentration, in the peak season like countries exporting Algerian living abroad and Arab tourists. In addition, marketing targets may be focused primarily in the off peak season for the markets with positive relative marginal effect like countries exporting foreigner tourist.

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