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How different are tourists who decide to travel to a mature destination because of the existence of a low-cost carrier route?

Clavé, Salvador Anton; Saladié, Òscar; Cortés-Jiménez, Isabel; Fernandez Young, Anita; Young, Robert

Authors

Salvador Anton Clavé

Òscar Saladié

Isabel Cortés-Jiménez

Anita Fernandez Young



Abstract

There seems little doubt that Low-Cost Carriers (LCCs) have had a substantial impact on the tourism sector, with the generation of volumes of tourists to emerging and mature destinations. However, little is known about how the tourists' profile depends on the influence exercised by an LCC in the decision-making process for visiting a certain destination. This is the focus of this study which main aim is to identify and understand two types of travellers: travellers who visited the destination mainly due to the availability of low-cost flights, and travellers who declare they would have visited the destination anyway using different means. Methodologically, we adopt the Causal Chain Approach to measure the causation link between the availability of low-cost flight routes and tourists' decisions to visit a certain destination. Our empirical case study examines the profile of travellers using a Ryanair route from East Midlands airport (England) to Reus airport (Catalonia).

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 31, 2015
Journal Journal of Air Transport Management
Print ISSN 0969-6997
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 42
Pages 213-218
APA6 Citation Clavé, S. A., Saladié, Ò., Cortés-Jiménez, I., Fernandez Young, A., & Young, R. (2015). How different are tourists who decide to travel to a mature destination because of the existence of a low-cost carrier route?. Journal of Air Transport Management, 42, 213-218. doi:10.1016/j.jairtraman.2014.11.001
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jairtraman.2014.11.001
Keywords Strategy and Management; Law; Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law; Transportation
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0969699714001409

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