Cabildo of Lanzarote “Data Center” has planned several presentations of the Panel of Tourism Indicators during this month of March. On Friday the 13th it will explain its use to the students of the Lanzarote School of Tourism (EUTL). In addition, the technicians of said office will carry out a demonstration with the businessmen of the tourist sector through a session organized by the Sociedad de Promoción Exterior de Lanzarote (SPEL). On Tuesday, March 24, the Data Center will participate in the Networking to be held in Space 48 of Arrecife of the Lanzarote Smart Island project.
For the director responsible for the Data Center, Paula Corujo, “this tool is intended to enhance the public information available, facilitating decision-making by professionals in the sector.” Cabildo de Lanzarote, aware of the increasing availability of open data, considers it necessary to develop initiatives that allow greater accessibility to tourist data.
This panel allows the visualization and analysis of the main tourist figures of the island by means of dynamic graphs and interactive tables. It also offers a scorecard that synthesizes the most relevant indicators in the sector. The main objective of this tool is to provide tour operators and agents with not only quality information but also more accessible information. It also offers information on the tourist influx, accommodation, spending and the main variables of tourism behavior.
It can already be consulted on the Lanzarote Data Center portal (www.datosdelanzarote.com), the department of Cabildo de Lanzarote that collects, prepares and disseminates statistical and documentary information about the island. You can also directly access the application at: https://datosdelanzarote.shinyapps.io/turismo_dashboard/
The application has been developed through a collaboration agreement between the Cabildo de Lanzarote, through the Data Center whose area manager is the counselor Paula Corujo, and the Department of Quantitative Methods in Economics and Management of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
The work has been carried out by the Doctor in Economics Christian González Martel from the department of Quantitative Methods in Economics and Management of the ULPGC together with the doctoral student José Manuel Cazorla Artiles, member of the group and research of the ULPGC “Economy of Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism ”, And it has been developed by means of R programming, an open source software that constitutes a reference in the world of Statistics.
The Lanzarote Tourism Indicator Panel is based on sources of information prepared by the Canary Statistical Institute (ISTAC), an organization that has recently signed a collaboration agreement with Cabildo de Lanzarote for the exchange of information and technological support.