THE ROLE OF INTERNET RESOURCES AND SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM

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Keywords
inbound tourist flows, social media, website, Internet users, correlation and regression analysis

Abstract
The article is devoted to the study of the influence of Internet resources, social networks in particular, on the dynamics of inbound world tourist flows. A 30-year dynamic series of the number of Internet users with 5-year periods has been studied. Modeling this indicator with a linear trend has made it possible to obtain estimates of the average annual increase in the number of Internet users for certain periods. An analysis of factors is provided, which has influenced the dynamics of tourist flows and growth quantity and users of the global network for the period 2005-2023. It is determined that social networks play a significant role in the growth of the number of Internet users, which has a more quantitative impact for them, and a qualitative impact on tourism. The influence of the emergence and development of social networks and the most popular tourist websites on changes in the number of travelers is analyzed. Quantitative assessment of this relationship using regression analysis methods is proposed. Methods of analysis and synthesis, generalization and comparison, modeling, correlation and regression analysis are used in the research process.

JEL: M37, L83, Z32.
Pages: 22

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