Recreational demand by tourists for saltwater beach days

Recreational demand by tourists for saltwater beach days

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: beach
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $34 / person / day: Tourist consumer surplus per person per day for saltwater beach use in Florida (without the opportunity cost of ti
  2. $23.74 billion: asset value (i.e. capitaliz
  3. of Florida's saltwater beaches, with 10% discount rate (not including resident valu
  4. $34 / person / day: Tourist consumer surplus per person per day for saltwater beach use in Florida (without the opportunity cost of ti
  5. $23.74 billion : asset value (i.e. capitaliz
  6. of Florida’s saltwater beaches, with 10% discount rate (not including resident valu
Methodology: on site cost
Region: Americas / Atlantic
Data source: *MESP Primary

Publication information

Bell, F. Leeworthy, V. “Recreational demand by tourists for saltwater beach days” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 18(3): 189-205., 1990

Addtional Notes

Annual consumer demand by individual tourists for Florida beach days is positively related to travel cost per trip and inversely related to on-site cost per day

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