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dc.contributor.authorKoo, Tay TR
dc.contributor.authorLau, Pong-Lung
dc.contributor.authorDwyer, Larry
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-10T00:03:14Z
dc.date.available2017-07-10T00:03:14Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn0047-2875
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0047287515625131
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/341638
dc.description.abstractThis article aims to examine the conjecture that geographic dispersal of visitors follows the power law using data on international visitors’ spatial distribution in Australia. Our finding suggests that as tourism market matures, the pattern of tourist dispersal tends to converge toward a specific power law distribution. The article provides estimates of this unique power exponent for each country and tracks its temporal evolution using a novel method. One of the key implications for sustainable destination management is that for continued tourism growth, large destinations need a large number of small peripheral destinations. Our findings also shed light on the rich research literature that is fundamental in developing a power law–based theory to guide our understanding of the mechanics underpinning the spatial evolution of tourism.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom108
dc.relation.ispartofpageto121
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Travel Research
dc.relation.ispartofvolume56
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommercial Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMarketing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150699
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1504
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1505
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1506
dc.titleThe Geographic Dispersal of Visitors: Insights from the Power law
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorDwyer, Larry


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