Territory impact on the performance of Spanish vacation hotels

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Title: Territory impact on the performance of Spanish vacation hotels
Authors: Marco-Lajara, Bartolomé | Úbeda García, Mercedes | Sabater Sempere, Vicente | García Lillo, Francisco
Research Group/s: Dirección Estratégica, Conocimiento e Innovación en una Economía Global (DECI-GLOBAL) | Sistemas de Información y Recursos Humanos en las Organizaciones (SIRHO) | Planificación y Gestión Sostenible del Turismo
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Organización de Empresas | Universidad de Alicante. Instituto Universitario de Investigaciones Turísticas
Keywords: Diamond model | Tourist districts | Hotel performance | Territory impact | Vacation hotels | Spain
Knowledge Area: Organización de Empresas
Issue Date: Aug-2014
Publisher: IP Publishing Ltd
Citation: Tourism Economics. 2014, 20(4): 779-796. doi:10.5367/te.2013.0301
Abstract: Although Spain is among the world's most visited tourist destinations, not all Spanish regions receive the same flow or number of tourists, and the type of visitor varies from one region to another. This paper analyses the structure of the tourism industry across the six most important tourist regions in Spain. Its main aim is to identify the most relevant factors for each of these regions, explaining the differences between them not only in terms of the number of tourists they receive but also in terms of tourist behaviour. The authors select two theoretical models empirically validated in previous studies: Porter's Diamond model, which helps to explain why the tourism industry is more competitive in some Spanish regions than in others, and the theory of tourist districts, which clarifies why the tourism industry tends to develop in very specific geographical areas.
Sponsor: This study forms part of the project TRACE2009–0200, financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/40202
ISSN: 1354-8166 | 2044-0375 (Online)
DOI: 10.5367/te.2013.0301
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © IP Publishing Ltd
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.5367/te.2013.0301
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