Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/23758
Title: First and repeat visitor behaviour : GPS tracking and GIS analysis in Hong Kong
Authors: McKercher, B 
Shoval, N
Ng, E
Birenboim, A
Keywords: First-time visitors
Repeat visitor
Global positioning systems
GPS
Geographical information systems
GIS
Hong Kong
Tourist behaviour
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd
Source: Tourism geographies, 2012, v. 14, no. 1, p. 147-161 How to cite?
Journal: Tourism Geographies 
Abstract: This study uses global positioning systems (GPS) technology to compare and contrast the behaviour patterns of first-time and repeat visitors to Hong Kong. The use of GPS recorders, coupled with an analysis using Geographical Information System (GIS) software produces highly accurate, fine-grained information concerning the spatial and time-space patterns of the visitors. The study findings build on existing knowledge that first-timers tend to travel more widely throughout the destination while repeat visitors tend to confine their actions to a smaller number of locations. However, the data also revealed that first-timers and repeaters spend different amounts of time at the same attractions and visit during different times of the day. First-time visitors also tend to make one long, extended day trip from the hotel, while repeaters tend to make a number of shorter forays, returning to the hotel intermittently during the day.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/23758
ISSN: 1461-6688
DOI: 10.1080/14616688.2011.598542
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