publication . Article . 2017

The perception of destination competitiveness by tourists

Amaya-Molinar, Carlos Mario; Sosa-Ferreira, Ana Pricila; Ochoa-Llamas, Ileana; Moncada-Jiménez, Pedro;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2017
  • Publisher: Universidad de Alicante. Instituto Universitario de Investigaciones Turísticas
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
Based on a review of the academic literature this study identifies some of the most frequently mentioned factors and indicators in the field of a tourist destination competitiveness to design a survey subsequently conducted among tourists in Cancun, México. An exploratory factor analysis was performed with the collected data; the result was the reduction from twelve competitiveness factors most commonly mentioned in academic literature to five: Destination marketing and attractions, Destination management and security, Cultural heritage, ICT adoption and Transportation. The study confirms the contributions of several works on the subject while some others common...
Subjects
free text keywords: Destination, Competitiveness, Tourist, Image, Exploratory factor, Destino, Competitividad, Turismo, Imagen, Análisis exploratorio, Factor
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