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Analysis of Tourism Dynamics and Special Events through Mobile Phone Metadata

  title={Analysis of Tourism Dynamics and Special Events through Mobile Phone Metadata},
  author={Yan Leng and Alejandro Noriega and Alex 'Sandy' Pentland and Ira Winder and Nina M. Lutz and Luis Alonso},
Tourism has been an increasingly important factor in global economy, society and environment, accounting for a significant share of GDP and labor force. Policy and research on tourism traditionally rely on surveys and economic datasets, which are based on small samples and depict tourism dynamics at low spatial and temporal granularity. Anonymous call detail records (CDRs) are a novel source of data, showing enormous potential in areas of high societal value: such as epidemics, poverty, and… 

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