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Movement Patterns of Tourists within a Destination

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Abstract:

This paper reports on a study analysing the movements of tourists within an urban destination. A total of 78 discrete movement patterns was identified, which can be categorized into 11 movement styles. Data were analysed using GIS software. The large number of movement patterns is a reflection of the interaction of six factors: territoriality, the number of journeys made per day, the number of stops made per journey, participation in a commercial day tour, participation in extra-destination travel and observed patterns of multi-stop journeys. The 11 movement styles were influenced by territoriality and intensity of consumption.

Keywords: GIS; Spatial movement; patterns; urban destination

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14616680802236352

Affiliations: School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR

Publication date: August 1, 2008

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