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Title: How to quantify and characterize day trippers at the local level. An application to the comarca of the Alt Penedès
Author: Suriñach Caralt, Jordi
Casanovas Pla, Josep Andreu
André, Marién
Murillo Viu, Joaquín
Romaní Fernández, Javier, 1969-
Keywords: Geografia del turisme
Turisme urbà
Circulació urbana
Barcelona (Catalunya : Província)
Alt Penedès (Catalunya)
Tourism geography
Urban tourism
Urban traffic
Barcelona (Catalonia : Province)
Alt Penedès (Catalonia)
Issue Date: Mar-2017
Publisher: IP Publishing
Abstract: This article presents a methodology for the operational definition, quantification and characterization of day trippers, for use at the local or regional levels. The methodology stresses the importance of such concepts as 'daily urban systems', 'functional areas', 'travel-to-work areas' and other similar aggregations to define what is one of the main features of tourism: 'usual environment'. Different systems are developed for the quantification of day trippers, based on both primary (fieldwork) and secondary data, and we apply both to the case of a comarca in the Province of Barcelona (Catalonia). The results show the relevance of the phenomenon of 'same-day trips' (for tourism) and the interest for defining and characterizing this phenomenon correctly in order to implement tourism policies that address the different profiles presented by day trippers.
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It is part of: Tourism Economics, 2017, vol. 23, num. 2, p. 360-386
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ISSN: 1354-8166
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Econometria, Estadística i Economia Aplicada)

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