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

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Jean Tavares

Pontifícia Universidade Catóilica de Minas Gerais

Stanislav Hristov Ivanov

Varna University of Management (VUM); Zangador

Otaviano Neves

Pontifícia Universidade Catóilica de Minas Gerais

Date Written: August 27, 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Tavares, Jean and Ivanov, Stanislav Hristov and Neves, Otaviano, Determinant of Tourists’ Spending During Tours: The Case of Repeat vs. First-Time Visitors to State Minas Gerais, Brazil (August 27, 2015). Tourism Planning and Development (Forthcoming).. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2652250

Jean Tavares

Pontifícia Universidade Catóilica de Minas Gerais ( email )

Av. Dom José Gaspar, 500
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais 30535-901
Brazil

Stanislav Hristov Ivanov (Contact Author)

Varna University of Management (VUM) ( email )

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Zangador ( email )

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Otaviano Neves

Pontifícia Universidade Catóilica de Minas Gerais ( email )

Av. Dom José Gaspar, 500
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais 30535-901
Brazil

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