Determinant of Tourists’ Spending During Tours: The Case of Repeat vs. First-Time Visitors to State Minas Gerais, Brazil
Tourism Planning and Development (Forthcoming).
22 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2015
Date Written: August 27, 2015
The paper evaluates the determinants of tourist expenditures and the relationship between the tourists’ repeat visit to a destination and their spending. The sample includes 9318 respondents from 29 tours in the State of Minas Gerais (Brazil). Cross-section multiple regression analysis using the ordinary least squares method is used to estimate the influence of six determinants of tourist expenditure, namely: income, length of stay, type of accommodation, number of companions, the destination image and the repeat visit to the destination. The results indicate that repeat visitation has a positive impact on tourists’ expenditures.
Keywords: determinants, tourist expenditures, Minas Gerais, regression, OLS Method
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