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Using geoinformatics to assess tourist dispersal at the state level


Hardy, A and Birenboim, A and Wells, MP, Using geoinformatics to assess tourist dispersal at the state level, Annals of Tourism Research, 82 Article 102903. ISSN 0160-7383 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.annals.2020.102903


Advanced tracking technologies have facilitated the tracking of tourists' movement with high levels of spatial resolution, allowing for the exploration of factors that influence dispersal. However, the degree to which different analytical indices impact the results that they generate, remains under-researched. This study uses a high tempo-spatial resolution data set of location tracking information that was collected in the island state of Tasmania, Australia, using a mobile phone research application. It compares the results that emerge when four different analytical indicators are used to quantify tourist dispersal. The results improve understandings of the role that analytical indicators play in assessing dispersal, along with the underlying factors that influence tourists' dispersal at the state scale.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:geomatics, tourist tracking, dispersal, tourism, GIS
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Tourism
Research Field:Tourism management
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Tourism services
Objective Field:Tourism infrastructure development
UTAS Author:Hardy, A (Associate Professor Anne Hardy)
UTAS Author:Wells, MP (Ms Martha Wells)
ID Code:138485
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2020-04-09
Last Modified:2021-01-27

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