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Stochastic Choice Analysis Of Tourism Destinations

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  • Francisco J. Mas

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    (Universidad de Alicante)

  • Juan Luis Nicolau

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    (Universidad de Alicante)

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The analysis of tourist destination choice, defined by intra-country administrative units and by product types "coastal/inland and village/city", permits the characterisation of tourist flow behaviour, which is fundamental for public planning and business management. In this study, we analyse the determinant factors of tourist destination choice, proposing various research hypotheses relative to the impact of destination attributes and the personal characteristics of tourists. The methodology applied estimates Nested and Random Coefficients Multinomial Logit Models, which allow control over possible correlations among different destinations. The empirical application is realised in Spain on a sample of 3,781 individuals and allows us to conclude that prices, distance to the destination and personal motivations are determinants in destination choice.

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Paper provided by Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie) in its series Working Papers. Serie AD with number 2004-07.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2004
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Handle: RePEc:ivi:wpasad:2004-07

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Keywords: Tourism Marketing; Intra-country destination; Coastal/inland; Village/city; Nested and Random Coefficients Logit Models.;

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