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Determinants of Length of Stay – A Parametric Survival Analysis

  • António Gomes de Menezes
  • José Cabral Vieira
  • Ana Isabel Moniz
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Introduction

Length of stay is an important determinant of the overall impact of tourism in a given economy. The number of days that tourists stay at a particular destination is likely to influence their expenditure, for instance, as the number of possible experiences to be undertaken by tourists depends on their length of stay (Davies and Mangan 1992; Kozak 2004; Legoherel 1998). Understanding the determinants of length of stay is, thus, important to fully characterize tourism demand and its impact on a given tourist destination (Gokovali, Bahar and Kozak 2007). In addition, Alegre and Pou (2006) argue that the importance of uncovering the determinants of length of stay and concomitant gains to policymakers and researchers alike has grown with the increasingly pervasive pattern of shorter lengths of stays. Alegre and Pou claim that uncovering the microeconomic determinants of length of stay is critical to the design of marketing policies that effectively promote longer stays,...

Keywords

Hazard Rate Weibull Model Gompertz Model Longe Stay Baseline Hazard Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • António Gomes de Menezes
    • 1
  • José Cabral Vieira
    • 1
  • Ana Isabel Moniz
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Economics and BusinessUniversity of the Azores and CEEAplAPonta DelgadaPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Economics and ManagementUniversity of the AzoresPonta DelgadaPortugal

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