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Factors explaining length of stay: lessons to be learnt from Madeira Island

Almeida, António, Machado, Luiz Pinto and Xu, Chen 2021. Factors explaining length of stay: lessons to be learnt from Madeira Island. Annals of Tourism Research Empirical Insights 2 (1) , 100014. 10.1016/j.annale.2021.100014

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The length of stay for tourists is shrinking for traditional tourism destinations, with tourists instead opting for short breaks to multiple destinations. The reasons for these changes include the increasing number of low cost airlines reduces the cost per journey, alongside heightened disposable income and strong marketing strategies by competing destinations. Madeira Island is well placed in this study as it faces a typical issue of declining length of stay, meanwhile acquires rich data in carrying out thorough analyses in the factors that explain length of stay in Madeira Island-Portugal by five different econometric approaches, further policy implications of the research findings, particularly those that could potentially prove useful to increase the length of stay, are also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 2666-9579
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 22 February 2021
Date of Acceptance: 21 February 2021
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2021 00:55

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