On June 16, 2014, Dr. Yang Yang was invited by the CICTourGune research center to deliver a research presentation on the application of spatial econometrics in tourism and hospitality studies. In his presentation, Dr. Yang surveyed various spatial econometric models and their applications in investigating tourism demand and hotel price. In particular, Dr. Yang discussed several of his recent publication on top-tier tourism journals focusing on spatial spilliover effects.
Located at San Sebastian, Spain, the CICTourGune research center is one of the leading international tourism research institutes in Europe. During the visit, Dr. Yang discussed several possible collaboration projects with CICTourGune research associates, especially those on big data analytics in tourism and hospitality.