Does the consumer’s variety-seeking behavior condition the willingness to travel further?

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Title: Does the consumer’s variety-seeking behavior condition the willingness to travel further?
Authors: Nicolau, Juan Luis
Research Group/s: Marketing
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Marketing
Keywords: Tourism marketing | Variety-seeking behaviour | Mixed logit model | Marketing turístico | Búsqueda de variedad | Modelo logit mixto
Knowledge Area: Comercialización e Investigación de Mercados
Issue Date: Dec-2006
Publisher: Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas
Citation: NICOLAU, Juan Luis. “Does the consumer’s variety-seeking behavior condition the willingness to travel further?”. Working Papers (Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas). WP-EC 2006-17
Abstract: The objective of this study is to test the effect of the consumer’s variety-seeking behaviour on the distance the tourist is prepared to travel; that is, his/her willingness to travel further. The empirical application is carried out in Spain in a context with 26 destinations, by applying Mixed Logit Models. The results evidence that the variety-seeking behaviour reduces the dissuasive effect of distance. | El objetivo del presente estudio es contrastar el efecto del comportamiento “búsqueda de variedad” en la distancia que el turista está dispuesto a realizar; es decir, su predisposición a viajar más o menos lejos. La aplicación empírica se desarrolla en España en un contexto de 26 destinos, aplicándose un Modelo Logit Mixto. Los resultados evidencian que la “búsqueda de variedad” reduce el “efecto disuasivo” de la distancia.
Sponsor: This study has benefited from a “Turismo de España” grant from the Secretary of State for Commerce and Tourism of the Ministry of Economy for the realisation of the Doctoral thesis, which was awarded to the author.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/23326
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://www.ivie.es/pub/wp/wp.php
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