A key strategy for supporting destination competitiveness is to enhance endogenous amenities and tourists are the best candidate to evaluate them at the destination. In the analysis, we use a comprehensive dataset on foreign travellers to investigate their happiness at Italian destinations between 2005-2014. Using a theory-dependent approach to model happiness at the destination with respect to endogenous and exogenous amenities, personal characteristics and trip features, we show a great diversity in the mix of amenities affecting tourist happiness. However, some clear spatial patterns emerge. Our findings call for place-based policies targeted to the specific needs of each area.

Endogenous amenities, tourists’ happiness and competitiveness / Cerqua, Augusto; Bernini, Cristina; Pellegrini, Guido. - In: REGIONAL STUDIES. - ISSN 1360-0591. - (2020).

Endogenous amenities, tourists’ happiness and competitiveness

Augusto Cerqua
Secondo
;
Cristina Bernini
Primo
;
Guido Pellegrini
Ultimo
2020

Abstract

A key strategy for supporting destination competitiveness is to enhance endogenous amenities and tourists are the best candidate to evaluate them at the destination. In the analysis, we use a comprehensive dataset on foreign travellers to investigate their happiness at Italian destinations between 2005-2014. Using a theory-dependent approach to model happiness at the destination with respect to endogenous and exogenous amenities, personal characteristics and trip features, we show a great diversity in the mix of amenities affecting tourist happiness. However, some clear spatial patterns emerge. Our findings call for place-based policies targeted to the specific needs of each area.
2020
competitiveness; endogenous amenities; happiness; international tourists; territorial heterogeneity
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Endogenous amenities, tourists’ happiness and competitiveness / Cerqua, Augusto; Bernini, Cristina; Pellegrini, Guido. - In: REGIONAL STUDIES. - ISSN 1360-0591. - (2020).
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