Factors contributing to tourists' length of stay in Dalian northeastern China - A survival model analysis

Erda Wang, Bertis B. Little, Beverly Ann DelHomme-Little

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Abstract

Length of stay is one of the most important determinants of the overall impact of tourism in a given economy. However, due to its statistical nature and complexity such as censoring and non negativity, it is rarely systematically analyzed in economic research literature. This article estimated an econometric parametric survival analysis model to learn the determinants of length of stay, in a novel way in the tourism demand literature. In the process, a number of tourist's socio-demographic characteristics were analyzed in order to disclose the most important factors that can contribute to the length of tourist stays. All findings' policy implications are addressed accordingly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-72
Number of pages6
JournalTourism Management Perspectives
Volume4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 7 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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