Presentations at conferences and meetings
(since 2011)

[updated September 22,  2017]

2017

·         Smeral, E., “Variations in Seasonal Tourism Behavior Across the Business cycles,  conference contribution, 52nd TRC-Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal, March 30st – April 2nd, 2017.

·         Smeral, E., “Substantive versus Statistical Significance: Contradiction or Co-Existence in Tourism Demand Studies”, conference contribution, 15th Biennal Academy Conference of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, May 21-26, Guangzhou, China.

·         Smeral, E., “Variations in seasonal asymmetric behavior across the business cycles”, conference contribution, 6th conference of the International Association for Tourism Economics (IATE), June 21-23, Rimini, Italy.

·         Smeral, E., “Combining Tourism Forecasts: A better way to minimize forecasting errors”, conference contribution, 67th AIEST conference, September 3-7, Tbilisi, Georgia.

·         Smeral, E., “Tourism as a Research Field of Economics –
Further Developments”
– key note at the conference, Trends, Prospects and Implications for Enterprises and Destinations, October 19-21, 2017, Santorini, Greece. 

2016

·         Smeral, E., "Tourism Forecasting Performance" – Considering the Instability of Demand Elasticities, conference Contribution• 50st Meeting of the Tourist Research Centre (TRC), Helsinki, Finland, 31st- 3rd April 2016.

·         Gunter, U., Smeral, E., “European Tourism in Times of Economic Stagnation”, conference contribution, 36th International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF), Santander, Spain, June 19-22, 2016.

·         Smeral, E., “Forecasting Performance and Varying Demand Elasticities” , conference contribution, 36th International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF), Santander, Spain, June 19-22, 2016.

·         Smeral, E., “Economic Stagnation and Tourism Demand in the European Union”, conference contribution, 66th AIEST- conference, Malta, August 28th-Sepember 1st, 2016.

2015

·         Smeral, E. • "Challenges of the hotel and restaurant industry: productivity and seasonality" • 50th Meeting of the Tourist Research Centre (TRC) • Lyon, France • 26-29 March 2015

·         Gunter, U., Smeral, E. • "Declining tourism income elasticities in a macro-economic context" • Biennal Conference of International Academy for the Study of Tourism (IAST) • Rhodes, Greece • 24-29 May 2015

·         Lohmann, M., Pechlaner, H., Smeral, E. • "Österreich-Tourismus auf dem Weg in die Zukunft" • Bericht des Expertenbeirats "Tourismusstrategie" • Krems • 28 May 2015

·         Smeral, E., "The future of tourism: luxury or necessity" (Key Note) • The 15th International Institute of Forecasters Sponsored Workshop • Hong Kong • 29 June 2015

·         Smeral, E., "Questioning the stability of tourism income elasticities: a critical perspective" (Key Note), 5th Conference of the International Association for Tourism Economics (IATE), Hong Kong, June 30-July 3, 2015

·         Önder, I., Smeral, E. • "Comparison of forecasting accuracy in city tourism using different models" • 5th Conference of the International Association for Tourism Economics (IATE) • Hong Kong • 30 June-3 July 2015

·         Smeral, E. • "Assessing the economic impact of tourism related temporary events: a critical comparison of different evaluation methods" • 65th AIEST conference • Lijiang, Yunnan, China • 23-27 August 2015

·         Hallmann, K, Smeral, E., Zehrer, A., Breuer, Ch. • "The competitiveness of ski destinations: exploring subjective versus objective measurement" • 65th AIEST conference • Lijiang, Yunnan, China • 23-27 August 2015

2014

·         Smeral, E. • "The Application of the TSA in a Regional Context: The Case of Upper Austria" • conference contribution • 13th Global Forum on Tourism Statistics, co-organized by OECD and Eurostat • Nara, Japan • 17-18 Nov. 2014

·         Smeral, E. • "The Productivity Gap in Tourism: Hypotheses, Facts and Figures" • lecture • Workshop, University of Surrey • Surrey, UK • 26 Sept. 2014

·         Smeral, E. • "Urban Tourism as a Growth Engine: A Long-Term Perspective" • conference contribution • 64th AIEST-Conference • Plzen, Czech Republic • 24-28 Aug. 2014

·         Gunter, U., Smeral, E. • "Varying Demand Elasticities in a Global Context: The Influence of Different Medium-Term Growth Periods and Seasonality" • conference contribution • 34th International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) • Rotterdam, Netherlands • June/July 2014

·         Song, H., Smeral, E. • "Varying Tourism Demand Elasticities and Forecasting Performance" • lecture • IWS-Workshop • Salzburg, Austria • June 2014

·         Smeral, E. • "Growth Factors of City Tourism" • conference contribution • 7th World Conference for Graduate Research • Istanbul, Turkey • June 2014

·         Lohmann, M., Pechlaner, H., Smeral, E., Wöber, K. • "Österreich Tourismus vor Weichenstellung: Stagnation oder Wachstum?" • lecture • Bericht des Expertenbeirats "Tourismusstrategie" • Bad Tatzmannsdorf, Austria • 8 May 2014

·         Smeral, E. • "Tourism as a Research Field of Economics" • conference contribution • 49th TRC-Meeting • Innsbruck, Austria • 10-13 April 2014

·         Smeral, E. • "Wirtschaftliche Entwicklung Europas und Auswirkungen auf den Tourismus" • lecture • Österreich Werbung • Vienna, Austria • Feb. 2014

2013

·         Smeral, E., Song, H. • "Varying Elasticities and Forecasting Performance" • conference contribution • 63rd AIEST-Conference • Izmir, Turkey • 25-29 August 2013

·         Önder, I., Smeral, E. • "Comparison of Univariate Time Series Forecasting Methods to Predict Tourism Demand in Vienna" • conference contribution • 4th Conference of the International Association for Tourism Economics (IATE) • Ljubljana, Slovenia • 1-4 July 2013

·         Smeral, E. • "Forecasting City Tourism" • conference contribution • 33rd International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) 2013 • Seoul, Korea • 23-26 June 2013

·         Smeral, E. • "Austria's Tourism in 2025: The Shift to Urbanized Agglomerations" • conference contribution • 13th Biennial Conference of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism (IAST) • Olhao/Algarve, Portugal • 2-7 June 2013

·         Smeral, E. • "Wirtschaftliche Entwicklung Europas und Auswirkungen auf den Tourismus" • lecture • Österreich Werbung • Vienna, Austria • 29 May 2013

·         Lohmann, M., Müller, H., Pechlaner, H., Smeral, E., Wöber, K. • "Österreich Tourismus gewinnt an Boden" • lecture • Bericht des Expertenbeirats "Tourismusstrategie" • Bregenz, Austria • 25 April 2013

·         Smeral, E. • "Forecasting City Tourism: The Case of Vienna" • conference contribution • 48th TRC-Meeting • Athens, Greece • 21-24 March 2013

2012

·         Smeral, E. • "Strategien zur Verminderung der Umwelteinflüsse des Tourismus" • conference contribution • 16. Kolloquium der DGT • Berlin, Germany • 29 November-1 December 2012

·         Smeral, E. • "Forecasting International Tourism with Due Regard to Asymmetric Income Effects" • conference contribution • 62nd Conference of the International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism (AIEST) • Khon Kaen, Thailand • 6-30 August 2012

·         Smeral, E., Song, H. • "Time Varying Elasticities and Forecasting Performance • conference contribution • 32nd International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) • Boston, MA, USA • 24-27 June 2012

·         Lohmann, M., Müller, H., Pechlaner, H., Smeral, E., Wöber, K. • "Österreich Tourismus – Überwindung der Stagnation: Chancen und Wege" • lecture • Bericht des Expertenbeirats "Tourismusstrategie" • Schladming, Austria • 26 April 2012

·         Smeral, E. • "Forecasting Hotel Prices in Vienna: A Short-Term Approach" • conference contribution • 47th TRC-Meeting • Bern, Switzerland • 29 April-1 May 2012

2011

·         Smeral, E. • "Österreich-Tourismus – Zurück zum Wachstumskurs" • lecture • 15th Colloquium of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Tourismuswissenschaften (DGT), Tourismus 2020 + Interdisziplinär • Innsbruck, Austria • Dec. 2011

·         Smeral, E. • "Österreich Tourismus – Zurück zum Wachstumskurs: Chancen und Herausforderungen" • lecture • Bericht des Expertenbeirats "Tourismusstrategie" • Innsbruck, Austria • 2 December 2011

·         Smeral, E. • "Spannungsfeld: Konjunktur und Tourismus" • lecture • Marketingbeirat der Österreich Werbung • Vienna, Austria • 17 November 2011

·         Smeral, E. • "Public Financing of Tourism Organisations: A Conceptual Approach" • conference contribution • 61st Conference of the International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism (AIEST) • Barcelona, Spain • 28 August-1 September 2011

·         Smeral, E. • "Österreich Tourismus – Zurück zum Wachstumskurs: Chancen und Herausforderungen" • lecture • Bericht des Expertenbeirats "Tourismusstrategie" • Graz, Austria • 29 June 2011

·         Smeral, E., Song, H., Wu, D. • "Tourism Forecasting: Accuracy of Econometric Models Forecasting the Recession 2009" • conference contribution • 31st International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) • Prague, Czech Republic • 26-29 June 2011

·         Smeral, E. • "Long-Term Tourism Growth: Stylized Facts and their Theoretical Implications" • lecture • Chiayi, Taiwan • 5-11 June 2011

·         Smeral, E. • "International Tourism Demand and the Business Cycle: The Symmetry Assumption Revisited" • conference contribution • 46th TRC Meeting • Bodrum, Turkey • 7-10 April 2011

·         Lohmann, M., Müller, H., Pechlaner, H., Smeral, E., Wöber, K. • "Österreich Tourismus – Zurück zum Wachstumskurs: Chancen und Herausforderungen" • lecture • Bericht des Expertenbeirats "Tourismusstrategie" • Linz, Austria • 1 April 2011

·         Smeral, E., Wüger, M. • "Methods for Measuring the Effects of the EU Presidency on Tourism" • lecture • Vilnius, Lithuania • March 2011