2. However, most studies use national data and only a few are destination specific.
3. The present paper applies a logistic growth forecasting model to tourist demand for Las Vegas and the empirical results indicate a superiority of logistic growth model when compared to the benchmark seasonal autoregressive integrated moving average (SARIMA) and Naïve 1 models.
4. Based on the accuracy criteria of mean absolute percentage error and root mean square percentage error, the present study demonstrates that forecasts of tourism demand obtained by logistic growth forecasting model are more accurate (and hence more useful to tourism managers and planners) than forecasts obtained through any of the two benchmark models.
Using a logistic growth regression model to forecast the demand for tourism in Las Vegas