Using geoinformatics to assess tourist dispersal at the state level

Anne Hardy*, Amit Birenboim, Martha Wells

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Advanced tracking technologies have facilitated the tracking of tourists' movement with high levels of spatial resolution, allowing for the exploration of factors that influence dispersal. However, the degree to which different analytical indices impact the results that they generate, remains under-researched. This study uses a high tempo-spatial resolution data set of location tracking information that was collected in the island state of Tasmania, Australia, using a mobile phone research application. It compares the results that emerge when four different analytical indicators are used to quantify tourist dispersal. The results improve understandings of the role that analytical indicators play in assessing dispersal, along with the underlying factors that influence tourists' dispersal at the state scale.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number102903
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
StatePublished - May 2020
Externally publishedYes

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  • Geoinformatics
  • Regional tourism
  • Tourist dispersal
  • Tourist tracking


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