Visitor flows, trajectories and corridors: Planning and designing places from the traveler's point of view

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract

Recent research underlines the importance of understanding the tourist destination as a demand-driven construct. Visitors activate different configurations of supply elements that produce a complex and dynamic fabric referred to as a space of flows. Today, we have the means to understand how these flows shape the evolution and gestalt of tourist places. This article proposes a new framework combining three concepts and related foundational theories: visitor flows, trajectories, and corridors. In tandem, they describe how tourism manifests itself in space and time. Trip decision, trip execution, and tourist performance unfold through social mechanisms generating the totality of visitor flows. Stakeholders must understand how visitor flows in their destinations emerge and evolve in order to decide on specific design interventions.

Authors Beritelli, Pietro; Reinhold, Stephan & Laesser, Christian
Journal or Publication Title Annals of Tourism Research
Language English
Subjects business studies
economics
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SoM - Business Innovation
Refereed Yes
Date 1 May 2020
Publisher Elsevier Science
Number 82
Number of Pages 13
ISSN 0160-7383
Publisher DOI 10.1016/j.annals.2020.102936
Official URL https://www.elsevier.com/locate/annals
Contact Email Address margareta.brugger@unisg.ch
Depositing User Margareta Brugger
Date Deposited 01 Dec 2020 10:48
Last Modified 01 Dec 2020 10:48
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/261565

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Beritelli, Pietro; Reinhold, Stephan & Laesser, Christian (2020) Visitor flows, trajectories and corridors: Planning and designing places from the traveler's point of view. Annals of Tourism Research, (82). ISSN 0160-7383

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