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The length of stay of golf tourism: A survival analysis

Carlos Barros, Richard Butler and Antónia Correia

Tourism Management, 2010, vol. 31, issue 1, 13-21

Abstract: This study analyses the length of stay of golf tourists in the Algarve, on the southern coast of Portugal. The analysis employs a questionnaire to ascertain the significant characteristics influencing the length of stay of golf tourists. A survival model is used to analyse which characteristics are associated with the length of stay, taking into account the uncontrolled heterogeneity of the data. Robustness tests are implemented and policy implications are derived for improving the understanding and management of the length of stay of heterogeneous tourists.

Keywords: Tourism; Golf; Survival models; Algarve; Tourism policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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