Capturing the beaten paths: a novel method for analysing tourists' spatial behaviour at an urban destination
The spatial behaviour of tourists has a large impact on the economic situation of a touristdestination. Stakeholders such as city councils have a strong interest in evaluating spatialbehaviour to avoid misallocation of their scarce resources. In addition, individual serviceproviders need to know where the tourists are in order to offer appropriate services and marketthem more effectively. The following paper suggests a methodology to analyse the spatialbehaviours of tourists based on real tracking data. This method was applied during a field studyin the city of GÃÂ¶rlitz.
ten Hagen, K., Kramer, R., Modsching, M. & Gretzel, U. (2006). Capturing the beaten paths: a novel method for analysing tourists' spatial behaviour at an urban destination. In M. Hitz, M. Sigala & J. Murphy (Eds.), Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism: Proceedings of the International Conference (pp. 75-86). Vienna, Austria: Springer Verlag.