Knowledge Acquisition Modeling in Tourism

Annals of Tourism Research, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 202-212, 1991

Posted: 10 Apr 2006


Knowledge acquisition to improve decision making is important in leisure redevelopment efforts. The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) has been used in business applications where the researchers seek to incorporate the expertise of decision makers into the decision model. The process bridges the gap between researchers and planners and improves the quality of the decisions. This paper discusses the value of this methodology in knowledge acquisition for tourism planning and presents a successful tourism application. Two groups (local citizens and state parks officials) participated in the search for alternatives and the redevelopment planning. The conclusion evaluates the situation and the methodology.

Keywords: Knowledge acquisition, Analytic Hierarchy Process, Kentucky tourism, state parks, site redevelopment

Suggested Citation

Calantone, Roger and Di Benedetto, Anthony, Knowledge Acquisition Modeling in Tourism. Annals of Tourism Research, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 202-212, 1991. Available at SSRN:

Roger Calantone

Michigan State University ( email )

Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1122
United States

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