publication . Other literature type . Article . 2014

Business agglomeration in tourist districts and hotel performance

Bartolomé Marco-Lajara;
  • Published: 04 Nov 2014
  • Publisher: Emerald
  • Country: Spain
Purpose – The present paper aims to analyze how the performance of hotels located on the Spanish Mediterranean coast (peninsular and Balearic) and Canary coast is affected by the degree of business agglomeration in tourist districts. If agglomeration affects hotels positively, then the externalities generated in tourist districts will be relevant when locating an establishment. Otherwise, the reason why hotels group together geographically would be more related to the suitability of beaches as a tourist destination. The study also analyzes the impact that regions or autonomous communities have on hotel performance. Design/methodology/approach – The hypotheses ar...
free text keywords: Business performance, Clustering, Competitive advantage, Hotel industry, Business agglomeration, Tourist districts, Organización de Empresas, Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
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