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Strategic Choice in Tourism with Differentiated Crowding Types


  • 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.)


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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  • Juan Gabriel Brida & María J. Such-devesa & Marta Faias & Alberto Pinto, 2010. "Strategic Choice in Tourism with Differentiated Crowding Types," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 30(2), pages 1509-1515.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-10-00183

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

    JEL classification:

    • C7 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory
    • L8 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services


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