Juan Luis Eugenio-Martin

Deputy Head of Department (Análisis Económico Aplicado)                  My CV: [Link]

Lecturer in Economics

Researcher in Tourism Economics (EITT Research Group)


Editorial Board Member of Tourism Economics

Editorial Board Member of Journal of Sustainable Tourism




Phone: +34 928 458205

E-mail: juanluis.eugenio @ ulpgc.es

Last papers

Previous paper


Work in progress

Eugenio-Martin, J.L., J.M. Cazorla-Artiles and C. González-Martel (2019)


On the determinants of Airbnb location and its spatial distribution



This article explores Airbnb accommodation spatial distribution and it estimates the main determinants of its location choice. It employs spatial bivariate correlations and spatial econometrics to understand the heterogeneous spatial relationship between established hotels and Airbnb for three kinds of local tourism destinations: sun and beach, nature-based, and city. The case study concerns the Canary Islands where a good mixture of these attractions can be found. The main conclusion drawn is that Airbnb regulation needs to distinguish the kind of tourism. More precisely, Airbnb supply overlaps established hotels in city tourism, but it does not so clearly in sun and beach nor nature-based destinations. Airbnb supply matches tourist visits spatial distribution better than established hotels in city and nature-based destinations, but not in sun and beach destinations, where the incumbent hotels are closer to the tourism resources. Finally, the results from the spatial econometrics model shows that population size and the number of tourist visits matters as determinants of Airbnb location. However, the main determinant is price, which has got a much larger elasticity.  [Pre-print paper] [Paper]

Eugenio-Martin, J.L. and F. Inchausti-Sintes (2016)


Low-cost Travel and Tourism Expenditures


Tourists' perception of saving money with the cheaper air fares offered by low-cost carriers may encourage them to spend more money at their destinations. This paper aims to test the following hypothesis: "Low-cost travel savings from tourists' place of origin are transferred, at least partially, to higher tourism expenditures at the destination". A system of simultaneous equations is estimated using the 3SLS method, distinguishing between tourism expenditure at the origin and at the destination. The methodology may be applied to any destination and for different policy assessments. The results for the case of Canary Islands show that the hypothesis holds for most tourist profiles, with savings-transfer ratios that range between 10.3% and 46.1%.  [Paper]



Attending 7th IATE 2019 at Universidad de La Plata (Argentina)


Call for papers: [Link]

Key Dates

Abstract submission: 15 February 2019

Full paper submission: 10 May 2019

Conference: 3rd-6th September 2019


Past conference 6th IATE 2017 was at University of Bologna, in Rimini Campus



Papers in progress:

1. On Airbnb entry phenomenon

2. Income-based optimal tourism carrying capacity (with Federico Inchausti and Yeray Moro)

3. On the economic impact of golf tourism (with Juan Antonio Campos-Soria)

4. On tourism local impact on employment (with Estefania Sanchez)

5. On ex-ante tourist attraction pricing (with Sergio Ardila and Adela Moreda)

6. On tourism project assessment with computable general equilibrium and cost-benefit analysis (with Gines de Rus and Federico Inchausti)

7. On heterogeneous preferences for carrying capacity

8. On complementarity and substitutability of tourist attractions (with Estefania Sanchez)

9. On latent tourism demand (with Jose M. Cazorla)

10. On low cost carriers crowding out effect (with Ubay Perez)

11. On tourism climate index with hurdles (with Federico Inchausti)

12. On repeat visits phenomenon with asymmetric distributions (with José Mª Pérez and Jorge Pérez)

13. On Bayesian structural time series modelling for optimal intervention setting (with José M. Cazorla)



Research interests


Tourism Economics. In particular: Determinants of tourism demand; Forecasting; Economic impacts assessment; Optimal tourism development; and Sustainable Tourism.


Methodologies of interest: Microeconometrics; Structural Time Series; Panel data; Multicriteria decision making; Structural equations modelling; and Computable general equilibrium.



Key publications:


Eugenio-Martin, J.L. and F. Inchausti-Sintes (2016) "Low-cost travelling and tourism expenditures", Annals of Tourism Research, Vol 57: 140-159. [On-line paper]


Eugenio-Martin, J.L. and J.A. Campos-Soria (2014) “Economic crisis and tourism expenditure cutback decision”, Annals of Tourism Research, Vol. 44: 53-73. [On-line paper]


Eugenio-Martin, J.L. and J.A. Campos-Soria (2010) "Climate in the region of origin and destination choice in outbound tourism demand", Tourism Management, Vol. 31(6): 744-753. [On-line paper]


Eugenio-Martin, J.L., N. Martin-Morales and R. Scarpa (2004) "Tourism and economic growth in Latin American countries: a panel data approach". Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) Working Paper No. 26.2004. [via SSRN] [via IDEAS] [via EconPapers]


Eugenio-Martin, J.L. (2003) "Modelling determinants of tourism demand as a five-stage process: A discrete choice methodological approach", Tourism and Hospitality Research, Vol. 4 (4): 341-354. [Pre-print version] [On-line paper]


This version: June 2019