Tracking the urban visitor: Methods for examining tourists' spatial behaviour and visual representations

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Cultural Tourism Research Methods, 2010, 1st, pp. 104 - 114
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Understanding the places tourists visit, the time they spend and the services they utilize can provide valuable information for many engaged in the management or study of tourism. This information can be used for such purposes as informing location choices for rest!1luants, accommodation or attractions in order to maximize exposure to visitor traffic. Government agencies and destinatiou managers can use the information to infonn planning decisions, redirect visitor flows to avoid overcrowding, minimize adverse impacts on sensiUve sites, concentrate marketing activities, inform transport policies and more broadly distribute expected benefits.
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