Domestic Tourism in Uruguay: a matrix approach


  • Magdalena Domínguez Pérez


Palabras clave:

inbound tourism, trips, matrix, attraction coefficients


In this paper domestic tourism in Uruguay is analyzed by introducing an Origin-Destination matrix approach, and an attraction coefficient is calculated. We show that Montevideo is an attractive destination but to itself (even if it emits more trips than it receives), and the Southeast region is the main destination. Another important outcome is the importance of intra-regional patterns, associated to trips to bordering departments. The findings provide destination managers with practical knowledge useful for reducing seasonality and attracting more domestic tourists throughout the year, as well as to provide more a better service offer, that attracts both usual visitors and new ones from competitive destinations.


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Cómo citar

Domínguez Pérez, M. (2016). Domestic Tourism in Uruguay: a matrix approach. PASOS Revista De Turismo Y Patrimonio Cultural, 14(4).