Estimation of the equivalent tourist population trough indirect methods


  • Melchor Fernández
  • Oleg Lazovski




This proposal represents four main advantages: the immediate availability of the relevant information to the local manager; its potential application to any municipality regardless of its size; its reduced economic cost both in terms of information and calculation; and the possibility of obtaining information for very short periods (monthly or even daily) which is very important in areas where the population varies significantly throughout the year.


The authors present an indirect estimation method based on extrapolating the equivalent tourist population from the monthly variations in the production of solid urban waste.


It would also be desirable to compare the estimates made by using other indirect indicators such as electricity or water consumption, which could also provide relevant information on the degree of use of second homes.


These advantages turn this indicator into a practical and accessible estimation tool, which can be directly applied to the planning and management of all types of services and facilities provided by municipalities.




Cómo citar

Estimation of the equivalent tourist population trough indirect methods. (2021). Journal of Tourism Analysis Revista De Análisis Turístico (JTA), 27(1).