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The recreational value of beaches in the Nelson Mandela Bay area, South Africa

Author(s)
Mario Du Preez, Deborah Ellen Lee and Stephen Gerald Hosking
Publication date
September 2011
Using beach visitation data collected via the administration of a questionnaire to 226 respondents, this paper estimates a random utility model of beach recreation. The relative value of selected attributes of beaches is estimated, and the recreational values of lost access to four Blue Flag beaches in the Nelson Mandela Bay area, namely Kings beach, Humewood beach, Hobie beach and Wells Estate beach, respectively are calculated to be R44.73, R24.61, R37.85 and R2.68 per person, per trip.
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Series title
Working Paper 239
Journal
2011, J. Stud. Econ. Econometrics