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Tourist profiles and intra-destination visiting preferences in a mature coastal destination: More than beach

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    Identifier: imarina:9290213
  • Authors:

    Domènech, Antoni
    Paulino, Isabel
    Miravet, Daniel
    Gutiérrez, Aaron
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    Author, as appears in the article.: Domènech, Antoni; Paulino, Isabel; Miravet, Daniel; Gutiérrez, Aaron
    Department: Geografia
    URV's Author/s: Domènech Montaña, Antoni / Gutiérrez Palomero, Aaron / Miravet Arnau, Daniel
    Keywords: Visiting preferences Tourist profiles Tourist intra-destination choices Mature coastal destination Latent class analysis Behavior gps tracking visiting preferences tourist profiles systems movement patterns model mature coastal destination latent class analysis consumption cities choice
    Abstract: This paper aims to explore if the presence of diverse tourist profiles staying in the same accommodation hub of a mature Mediterranean coastal destination also implies specific intra-destination visiting preferences. The study uses Latent Class Analysis (LCA) to detect tourist profiles according to their socio-demographic and psychographic factors, as well as their trip organisation characteristics. Then, selection corrected estimations are used to focus on the side trips each profile is more willing or reluctant to make from the accommodation hub. Results show a wide range of tourist profiles with a high level of heterogeneity regarding individual characteristics and intra-destination visiting preferences. This provides further understanding of tourist choices at a destination and empirical evidence that allows breaking away from the traditional static, beach-focused view of coastal tourists. In turn, this informs the destination and its stakeholders so that they can apply the appropriate planning, management and branding tools to adapt the destination and its products and services to the different tourism targets. The implementation of this kind of studies and the use of their results by local stakeholders as strategy for diversification and competitiveness growth would make the whole destination more competitive.
    Thematic Areas: Tourism, leisure and hospitality management Hospitality, leisure, sport & tourism Geography, planning and development Ciencias sociales Business and management
    licence for use: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
    Author's mail: daniel.miravet@urv.cat antoni.domenech@urv.cat antoni.domenech@urv.cat aaron.gutierrez@urv.cat
    Author identifier: 0000-0001-7830-5515 0000-0003-0557-6319
    Record's date: 2024-07-20
    Papper version: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
    Link to the original source: https://ejtr.vumk.eu/index.php/about/article/view/2908
    Licence document URL: http://repositori.urv.cat/ca/proteccio-de-dades/
    Papper original source: European Journal Of Tourism Research. 33 3310-33
    APA: Domènech, Antoni; Paulino, Isabel; Miravet, Daniel; Gutiérrez, Aaron (2023). Tourist profiles and intra-destination visiting preferences in a mature coastal destination: More than beach. European Journal Of Tourism Research, 33(), 3310-33. DOI: 10.54055/ejtr.v33i.2908
    Article's DOI: 10.54055/ejtr.v33i.2908
    Entity: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Journal publication year: 2023
    Publication Type: Journal Publications
  • Keywords:

    Geography, Planning and Development,Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism,Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
    Visiting preferences
    Tourist profiles
    Tourist intra-destination choices
    Mature coastal destination
    Latent class analysis
    Behavior gps tracking
    visiting preferences
    tourist profiles
    systems
    movement patterns
    model
    mature coastal destination
    latent class analysis
    consumption
    cities
    choice
    Tourism, leisure and hospitality management
    Hospitality, leisure, sport & tourism
    Geography, planning and development
    Ciencias sociales
    Business and management
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