publication . Other literature type . Article . 2014

Business agglomeration in tourist districts and hotel performance

Marco-Lajara, Bartolomé; Claver-Cortés, Enrique; Úbeda García, Mercedes;
  • Published: 04 Nov 2014
  • Publisher: Emerald
  • Country: Spain
<jats:sec> <jats:title content-type="abstract-heading">Purpose</jats:title> <jats:p> – 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 communiti...
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free text keywords: Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management, Business performance, Clustering, Competitive advantage, Hotel industry, Business agglomeration, Tourist districts, Organización de Empresas, Profitability index, Competitive advantage, Geography, Economic geography, Marketing, Destinations, Variables, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Economies of agglomeration, Hospitality industry, business.industry, business, Location theory, Tourism
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