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Title: The tourism data gap : the utility of official tourism information for the hospitality and tourism industry
Authors: Lam, C
Mckercher, B 
Keywords: National tourism organizations
Market intelligence
Small and medium sized tourism businesses
Issue Date: 2013
Source: Tourism management perspectives, 2013, v. 6, p. 82-94 How to cite?
Journal: Tourism management perspectives 
Abstract: This paper examines the type and quality of information provided by over 110 National Tourism Organizations (NTOs) through their free-to-access websites. The purpose is to evaluate its usefulness to tourism enterprises in general, and in particular small and medium sized businesses which are most likely to be data hungry but resource scarce. The industry needs quality market intelligence and many rely on National Tourism Organizations (NTOs) as a source of this information. The study concludes that only a small number of NTOs provide information that is applicable at an enterprise level. Instead, most provide aggregate information that may be suitable for macro-level reporting purposes.
ISSN: 2211-9736
DOI: 10.1016/j.tmp.2012.12.003
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