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An analysis of international tourism demand in Spain.

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>12/1997
<mark>Journal</mark>International Journal of Forecasting
Issue number4
Number of pages6
Pages (from-to)551-556
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Although the state-space, unobserved component approach to forecasting has many advantages, it must be applied carefully in practice and should not be used in an uncritical, ‘black box’ fashion. In particular, such an approach to the modelling and forecasting of Spanish tourism data is inappropriate and leads to misleading conclusions, particularly in relation to the uncritical selection and use of explanatory regression variables.