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Modeling tourist movements - A local destination analysis

Lew, Alan and McKercher, Bob (2005) Modeling tourist movements - A local destination analysis. Annals of Tourism Research. ISSN 0160-7383 (Submitted)

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Models depicting the spatial movement patterns of tourists within a destination are proposed in this paper. The models are developed using an inductive approach based on urban transportation modeling and tourist behavior, to identify explanatory factors that could influence movements. Factors identified included a set of destination characteristics and a set of tourist characteristics that influence decision making and behavior. These factors influence movement patterns in two ways, resulting in four types of territorial models and three linear path models. Understanding the movement of tourists within a destination has practical applications for destination management, product development and attraction marketing.

Item Type: Article
ID number or DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2005.12.002
Keywords: tourist behavior, spatial movement, itinerary models, transportation planning
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: College of Social and Behavioral Science > Geography, Planning and Recreation
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2016 18:28
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/2279

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