Title: The influx of temporary visitors and lodgers to Mombetsu City for construction projects: a quantitative study of the period between 2009 and 2014

Authors: Tsuyoshi Yoda

Addresses: City of Mombetsu, 2-4-19 Shiomicho, Mombetsu City, Hokkaido 094-0006, Japan; Aomori Prefectural Industrial Technology Research Center, Hirosaki Industrial Research Institute, 1-1-8 Ougi-machi Hirosaki City, Aomori 036-8104, Japan

Abstract: The influx of people into a city is a phenomenon that affects multiple sections of the society and it's important to understand such influxes in quantitative terms. Previous research has reported that influx growth may be induced by various factors and these may include events such as large construction projects. However, despite the importance of quantitatively examining the impact of influxes of people, few studies have investigated the population changes that result from short-term, temporary visitors and lodgers. This study considers the impact of temporary visitors to Mombetsu City, Hokkaido, Japan, between 2009 and 2014. Their visits were associated with the construction of a large factory and hospital. It was found that the numbers of visitors and lodgers increased around the time of construction. This study contributes an example of the quantitative analysis of short-term population changes and draws attention to shifts that occur as a result of major events.

Keywords: construction; temporary transition; visitors; lodgers; population influx; municipal management; population change.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKMTH.2017.089787

International Journal of Knowledge Management in Tourism and Hospitality, 2017 Vol.1 No.4, pp.477 - 488

Received: 14 Aug 2017
Accepted: 04 Dec 2017

Published online: 09 Feb 2018 *

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