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Investigating the behavior of embarking cruisers in a Caribbean homeport: a factor and a censured-Tobit analysis

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  • JG. Brida
  • M. Pulina

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  • E. Riaño
  • SZ. Aguirre

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This study analyses embarking cruisers' experience in a homeport. Survey data were collected from passengers that embarked in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) during the 2009-2010 season. A factor-cluster analysis is developed to segment cruisers identifying the factors that influence their perception and expenditure pattern. Despite the expected total impact for an embarkation port is higher than a port of call, most passengers in Cartagena stay for a short period of time before embarking, hence their contribution to the local economy is rather neglectful. The Tobit analysis has consistently highlighted first time cruisers, with a high education level and belonging to the "long stay cluster" have a higher spending capacity.

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  • JG. Brida & M. Pulina & E. Riaño & SZ. Aguirre, 2010. "Investigating the behavior of embarking cruisers in a Caribbean homeport: a factor and a censured-Tobit analysis," Working Paper CRENoS 201027, Centre for North South Economic Research, University of Cagliari and Sassari, Sardinia.
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    Keywords

    cruise tourism; homeport; factor analysis; censured-tobit;

    JEL classification:

    • C19 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Other
    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism

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