What is the meaning / definition of Feeder City in the hospitality industry?

The term Feeder City refers to cities of origin which feed travelers to hubs or gateway cities. Basically it is to determine where does the tourism come from.

Usually defined in international arrivals (overnight visitor) and/or in visitor spend (how much money do the visitors spend in the destination).

Example: Top 5 Origin/Feeder Cities to London for year 2015 are: New York, Amsterdam, Dublin, Frankfurt and Stockholm

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