Borna Debelić, Davor Mance and Marinko Maslaric (Croatia; Serbia) – THE DETERMINANTS OF MARITIME PASSENGER TRANSPORT TO CROATIAN ISLANDS

Borna Debelić, Davor Mance and Marinko Maslaric (Croatia; Serbia) – THE DETERMINANTS OF MARITIME PASSENGER TRANSPORT TO CROATIAN ISLANDS

Borna Debelić

University of Rijeka Faculty of Maritime Studies, Croatia

E-mail: debelic@pfri.hr

Davor Mance

University of Rijeka Faculty of Economics

E-mail: davor.mance@efri.hr

Marinko Maslarić

University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia

E-mail: marinko@uns.ac.rs

 

Abstract

The paper shows the determinants of passenger transportation to and off major Croatian islands based on correlations. Due to lacking time series, we use the simplest statistical associations based on cross-section correlation. The results show that major determinants of passenger transportation to and off Croatian islands are the number of island inhabitants, the number of registered tourist arrivals, as well as the number of registered beds, while the number of vehicles transported to the islands is statistically associated to the economic activity on the island represented by total on-island company revenues. The purpose of the paper is to help predict and plan future maritime transportation requirements of Croatian islands. 

 

Key words: islands development planning, maritime passenger transport, cross-section correlation

Last Update: October 31, 2019  

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