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Strategic Choice in Tourism with Differentiated Crowding Types

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  • Juan Gabriel Brida

    ()
    (School of Economics and Management- Free University of Bolzano, Italy.)

  • María J. Such-devesa

    ()
    (Faculty of Economics and Management-University of Alcala,Spain.)

  • Marta Faias

    ()
    (Faculty of Economics - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)

  • Alberto Pinto

    ()
    (Department of Mathematics-Universidade do Minho, Portugal.)

Abstract

We introduce a model of tourism choice where we consider that the choice of a tourism resort by a tourist, depends not only on the characteristics of the product offered by the resort but depends also on certain characteristics -crowding types- of the other tourists that have chosen the same resort. To get insights about the effect of crowding types in the allocation of tourists across resorts we exploit a club formation approach and model the framework by means of a Nash game. We establish existence of strategic equilibrium and characterize relevant equilibria.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 30 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 1509-1515

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-10-00183

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Keywords: Crowding types; Nash equilibrium; strategic choice of tourism resort;

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