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The determinants of tourism destination competitiveness in 2006-2016: a partial least square path modelling approach
Alessandro Magrini, Laura Grassini

Last modified: 2018-05-16


The present research addresses the analysis of tourism destination competitiveness (TDC) at national level in a 11-year period. A partial least square path model (PLS-PM) is developed where TDC and its determinants vary through time according to a second-degree polynomial trend, while their relationships remain constant, thus allowing to draw conclusions on their long-term association. Results show that the most important TDC determinants are cultural heritage, communication technology and tourism infrastructure.


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