Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/22891
Title: Hotel location and tourist activity in cities
Authors: Shoval, N
McKercher, B 
Ng, E
Birenboim, A
Keywords: Global positioning system
Hong Kong
Hotel location
Time-space activity
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: Annals of tourism research, 2011, v. 38, no. 4, p. 1594-1612 How to cite?
Journal: Annals of tourism research 
Abstract: A growing body of research is focusing on tourism in urban destinations. However, there has been no research examining the impact of hotel location on subsequent tourist behaviour. This article fills this gap both theoretically and empirically, through an analysis of the time-space activity of tourists staying at four hotels in different areas of Hong Kong. The movements of 557 tourists' day-trips were tracked using GPS loggers. The study concluded that hotel location has a profound impact on tourist movements, with a large share of the total tourist time budget spent in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. Further, the study illustrated the impact of geomorphic barriers on tourist movements. The findings have important implications at both a destination and enterprise level.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/22891
ISSN: 0160-7383
EISSN: 1873-7722
DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2011.02.007
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