Portuguese Tourism Segments in Latin America
The objective of this article is to describe segments of Portuguese holidaymakers traveling to Latin American destinations. A latent class logit model is used to identify segments of Portuguese tourists whose choices differ according to a mix of destination attributes, information gathered, previous experience, and individual socioeconomic characteristics. The model identifies three different segments characterized as nature repeat tourists, ethnic repeat tourists, and first-time tourists. These findings emphasize the importance of taking into account different choice behavior variables to segment the tourist market.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: October 1, 2009
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- The aim of Tourism Analysis is to promote a forum for practitioners and academicians in the fields of Leisure, Recreation, Tourism, and Hospitality (LRTH). As a interdisciplinary journal, it is an appropriate outlet for articles, research notes, and computer software packages designed to be of interest, concern, and of applied value to its audience of professionals, scholars, and students of LRTH programs the world over.