A study of hotel sector efficiency in the Canary Islands

  1. Francisco J. Ledesma Rodríguez 1
  2. Rosa María Lorenzo Alegría 1
  3. Raquel Martín Rivero 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna
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    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España

    ROR https://ror.org/01r9z8p25

Journal:
Journal of Tourism Analysis = Revista de Análisis Turístico

ISSN: 1885-2564

Year of publication: 2021

Volume: 28

Issue: 1

Pages: 3

Type: Article

DOI: 10.53596/JTA.V28I1.374 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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Metrics

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2021
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.239
  • Best Quartile: Q2
  • Area: Anthropology Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 198/448
  • Area: Urban Studies Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 111/230
  • Area: Geography, Planning and Development Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 462/756
  • Area: Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 103/129

CIRC

  • Social Sciences: C

Scopus CiteScore

  • Year 2021
  • CiteScore of the Journal : 3.1
  • Area: Anthropology Percentile: 90
  • Area: Urban Studies Percentile: 76
  • Area: Geography, Planning and Development Percentile: 70
  • Area: Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management Percentile: 55

Abstract

This research focuses on the analysis of the efficiency of hotel supply in the Canary Islands. To do this, data on tourist accommodation from an exhaustive official survey of the hotel sector are used for the years 2010 and 2015. A production frontier is calculated by means of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), both from a single-product and multi-product perspective. This allows an estimation of the technical and scale efficiencies in the Canary Island hotel sector and technical efficiency scores for each hotel. Also, a simple descriptive analysis of explanatory variables of inefficiency is carried out: size, quality and location. Results suggest that there is certainly room for improvement hotels located in the Canary Islands in terms of technical efficiency. The smallest and the largest hotels achieve the highest levels of technical efficiency, highest stars hotels obtain the lowest levels of efficiency and hotels located in tourist municipalities present higher technical efficiency than those situated in the islands’ capitals.