Skip to Main Content
Assessing Regional Economic Impacts of Recreation Travel from Limited Survey DataAuthor(s): Donald B.K. English; Jean-Claude Thill
Source: Res. Note SE-2. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Southern Research Station
View PDF (233 KB)
DescriptionRegional economic impacts of public recreation facilities are caused by purchases made by households during trip production. Purchases are made near home, en route, or near the recreation site. Locations where en route purchases are made are particularly ill-defined. Surveys that gather trip expenditure data usually only collect home and site locations and travel mileage, with no reference to the actual route taken to the recreation site or where en route purchases are made. The elliptic method uses current survey data to estimate the amount of en route purchases made in any location as a function of the likelihood of travel through that location. The purchase estimates are then aggregated at the level of counties or groups of counties designated in the economic impact analysis.
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationEnglish, Donald B.K.; Thill, Jean-Claude. 1996. Assessing Regional Economic Impacts of Recreation Travel from Limited Survey Data. Res. Note SE-2. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8 p.
- Are wildfire management resources in the United States efficiently allocated to protect resources at risk? A case study from Montana
- Economic impact and market analysis of a special event: The Great New England Air Show
- Homebuyers and wildfire risk: A Colorado Springs case study
XML: View XML