Tourist vacation preferences: the case of mass tourists to Crete

Andriotis, Konstantinos and Agiomirgianakis, George and Mihiotis, Athanasios (2007) Tourist vacation preferences: the case of mass tourists to Crete. Tourism Analysis, 12 (1/2). pp. 51-63. ISSN 1083-5423

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Abstract

Tourists during their vacations participate in a variety of activities. These activities range from active to passive ones and they may depend on various factors including travel arrangement and sociodemographic characteristics. The aim of this paper is to provide guidelines to Cretan destination managers for supplying well diversified tourist products that could satisfy particular requirements of tourists by examining tourist vacation preferences and identifying whether certain factors can influence tourists’ preferences. The findings suggest that tourists visiting Crete prefer passive activities, and that the three main factors that influence tourists activities are nationality, age and season of visit. Despite the limitations of the study, it is evident that various policies are required by Cretan destination managers in order to provide activities directed to satisfy tourists’ demand. These policies are discussed in relation to Crete’s brand identity.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): activities, preferences, mass, alternative tourism, policy-making, Crete
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 13240
Notes on copyright: Publisher permits archiving of Published Version only.
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Depositing User: Konstantinos Andriotis
Date Deposited: 02 May 2014 12:59
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 17:42
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/13240

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