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Residents' choice probability and tourism development

Pulina, Manuela and Meleddu, Marta and Del Chiappa, Giacomo (2013) Residents' choice probability and tourism development. Tourism Management Perspectives, Vol. 5 , p. 57-67. ISSN 2211-9736. Article.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.tmp.2012.10.003

Abstract

This paper aims to identify the factors that influence resident's choice of a particular type of tourism (i.e. “sea and sun”, cruise, sport and cultural tourism). The case study presented is the city of Olbia (Sardinia, Italy). With its airport and port, Olbia is the gateway for the “Costa Smeralda” (Emerald Coast), one of the most well-established tourism destinations worldwide. The main objective is achieved by constructing a representative random stratified sample, for a total of 1208 interviews. Residents' choice about the level of investment they would prefer for each type of tourism activity is assessed by different probabilistic specifications, according to the statistical properties of the data. On the whole, evidence shows that even in a mature destination like Olbia, residents do not dislike tourism activity in all its forms. Policy and management implications are drawn on these empirical findings and suggestions for further research are given.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:8633
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Residents' choice, tourism, probabilistic modelling, resources management
Subjects:Area 13 - Scienze economiche e statistiche > SECS-P/08 Economia e gestione delle imprese
Area 13 - Scienze economiche e statistiche > SECS-P/03 Scienza delle finanze
Divisions:002 Altri enti e centri di ricerca del Nord Sardegna > CRENoS-Centro Ricerche Economiche Nord Sud, Università di Cagliari e Università di Sassari
001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Scienze economiche e aziendali
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:2211-9736
Deposited On:18 Feb 2013 17:48

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