Comment 87218

By Mal (anonymous) | Posted March 12, 2013 at 19:08:11 in reply to Comment 87217

Tourism’s version of Rumsfeld’s “unknown unknowns”:

“A variety of methods ranging from pure guesswork to complex mathematical models are used to estimate tourism’s economic impacts: studies vary extensively in terms of quality and accuracy, and with respect to which aspects of tourism are included. Technical reports are often filled with economic jargon that noneconomists do not understand, while media coverage of such studies tends to oversimplify and misinterpret results. As a result, decision makers and the general public are left with a distorted or incomplete understanding of tourism’s economic

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