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In this paper, experimentation is proposed where multicriteria analysis is integrated with distributed computing within an interactive evaluation process. The technicalities of the application are introduced by some philosophical background remarks on the dynamics of communicative processes, which...

Author(s)
Montis, A. de; Nijkamp, P.
Publisher
Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, 2006, 6, 1/2, pp 40-64
Abstract

This study examines the preferences of tourists in a naturally-endowed destination in order to design policy that will sustain the development of destinations from an environmental and economic point of view. A survey was conducted between June and October 2005 on 715 tourists leaving Sardinia...

Author(s)
Brau, R.; Cao, D.
Publisher
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Milano, Italy
Citation
Nota di Lavoro - Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), 2006, No.33.2006, pp 29 pp.
Abstract

The study presented in this chapter assessed the potential of the discrete choice modelling approach in the analysis of international tourism preferences for a destination characterized by important natural resource endowments. The focus was on the demand-side economic effects of some broad...

Author(s)
Brau, R.; Cao, D.
Publisher
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, UK
Citation
Tourism and sustainable economic development: macroeconomic models and empirical methods, 2008, pp 165-190
Abstract

The Life Cycle (LC) approach is a useful tool for analysing the development of destinations and market segments. The Island of Sardinia (Italy) highlights the usefulness of the LC approach using tourism demand and supply. An econometric and a descriptive approach have detected heterogeneities...

Author(s)
Pulina, M.; Biagi, B.
Publisher
Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Policy, 2010, 3, 3, pp 237-256
AbstractFull Text

Tourism sites are the subject of perception that is transformed into a single image and/or collective. At the same time the tourist space is offered as image built to meet tourists' expectations and dreams. The Sardinia island seems continuing to present over time an image as a «wild and...

Author(s)
Battino, S.
Publisher
Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Citation
Cuadernos de Turismo, 2013, 32, pp 37-64, 301-302
Abstract

This paper examines residents' perceptions of a wide set of externalities exerted by the development of cruise tourism. The research involved data collection in two ports located in the two largest Mediterranean islands, Sicily and Sardinia, during the summer peak of the cruise season 2011. These...

Author(s)
Brida, J. G.; Chiappa, G. del; Meleddu, M.; Pulina, M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2014, 16, 2, pp 180-190
Abstract

This study analyses tourists' stated loyalty to a tourism destination within a multidimensional framework and with various definitions of loyalty. The empirical data were collected via a survey administered at the end of a trip at the main ports and airports on the island of Sardinia during the low ...

Author(s)
Meleddu, M.; Paci, R.; Pulina, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2015, 50, pp 159-171
Abstract

Purpose - Literature on cultural districts has repeatedly pointed out the role of place branding as a tool to upgrade the image of urban environment as an indicator of meaning and significance. Throughout the case of UNESCO's mining heritage district in Sardinia (Italy), the purpose of this paper...

Author(s)
Colavitti, A. M.; Usai, A.
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, Bradford, UK
Citation
Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, 2015, 5, 2, pp 151-175
AbstractFull Text

This paper aims to analyse one of the world's top tourist destinations, the Mediterranean, and, more specifically, the evolution and impact of mass tourism on its western islands (Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Malta and the Balearic Islands) throughout the final decade of the 20th century. Firstly a...

Author(s)
Manera, C.; Garau, J.; Serrano, E.
Publisher
Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Citation
Cuadernos de Turismo, 2016, 37, pp 269-303, 519-521
AbstractFull Text

Drawing on symbolic consumption theory and the time sequential logic of traveling, this study examines the relationships among involvement, destination personality, self-congruity, destination satisfaction and loyalty. A total of 1,266 usable questionnaires were collected via an on-site survey in...

Author(s)
Pan Li; Chi GengQing [Chi, G. Q. C. ]; Chiappa, G. del
Publisher
Sun Yat-sen University and Washington State University, Guangzhou, China
Citation
Conference proceedings, the 6th Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing and Management Conference, Guangzhou, China, 14-17 July 2016, 2016, pp 60-67

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