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Quality attributes of Jericoacoara, Brazil

Sara Joana Gadotti dos Anjos (Universidade do Vale do Itajaí, Balneário Camboriú, Brazil.)
Jéssica Vieira de Souza Meira (Universidade do Vale do Itajaí, Balneário Camboriú, Brazil)
Melise de Lima Pereira (Institute of Humanities and Information, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Santa Vitória do Palmar, Brazil) (Universidade do Vale do Itajaí, Balneário Camboriú, Brazil)
Pablo Flôres Limberger (Universidade do Vale do Itajaí, Balneário Camboriú, Brazil)

International Journal of Tourism Cities

ISSN: 2056-5607

Article publication date: 5 June 2017

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Abstract

Purpose

Some recent research studies in tourism have focused on the quality of the destination. The purpose of this paper is to identify and test the quality attributes of the destination of Jericoacoara, Brazil, in order to contribute to theoretical and empirical knowledge of the subject.

Design/methodology/approach

This study is exploratory and descriptive in nature, with a quantitative approach, and uses questionnaires administered to 391 tourists in Jericoacoara. Data were analyzed through exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis.

Findings

Results showed that the most important factor in assessing the quality of the destination is service, followed by the factors accommodation, management, destination, and, lastly, attractions.

Originality/value

This study is a theoretical and empirical contribution to the debate on destiny quality and a management tool for strategic planning.

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Acknowledgements

This project received financial support from CAPES (Edital: 055/2013 Pró-Integração 3155/2013).

Citation

Anjos, S.J.G.d., Meira, J.V.d.S., Pereira, M.d.L. and Limberger, P.F. (2017), "Quality attributes of Jericoacoara, Brazil", International Journal of Tourism Cities, Vol. 3 No. 2, pp. 196-204. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJTC-09-2016-0027

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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