Júlio Mendes

Júlio Mendes
Universidade do Algarve | UALG · Faculdade de Economia (FE)

PhD, University of Algarve

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Rural communities have recently been using events as tools for local development, especially if they are part of their community development policies (Richards & Palmer 2010; Ziakas & Costa 2010; Ziakas 2016). Economic benefits, feelings of belonging to the community, Urban regeneration, quality of life, and cultural and social benefits are usually...
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In this study, we propose that the city image is a multidimensional construct influenced by its image components which, together, affect tourist behaviour in a dynamic process. The general objective of this research is to understand the dynamic nature of a major tourism destination image and the relationships among its components from the tourists’...
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The purpose of this paper is to study fado, a Portuguese song form, as a popular culture expression associated with the identity of the city of Lisbon, capital of Portugal. Simultaneously, we intend to present an exploratory research on the role of fado in the tourist experience in Lisbon, particularly of young Portuguese tourists. In order to achi...
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h i g h l i g h t s Conceptualization of on-site co-creation experience. Co-creation is an antecedent of attention and involvement in the animal-based experiences studied. Application of the SEM technique shows the positive influence of antecedent constructs on experience memorability. a b s t r a c t In this study co-creation, defined as a tourist...
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This study aims to offer some insights on the contribution of sensory diversity as perceived by tourists to memorable destination experiences and to explore the connection between long-term memory of sensory impressions and destination loyalty. The vital role of the sensory dimension of tourist experiences is stressed by current tourism research an...
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The aim of this book is to examine the best practice in creating and delivering exciting and memorable visitor experiences from a cognitive psychological perspective. It consists of 17 chapters organized into six parts. Part I provides the theories and frameworks of the tourist experience. The next three parts examine the pre-experience stage (Part...
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The Algarve is a mature destination in the south of Portugal and is mainly well-known for its offerings of sun and sea. In addition to strong seasonal changes, the region also faces strong competition from other nearby destinations, which has affected its ability to better attract tourists. Regional stakeholders have recognized the need to diversif...
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O objetivo do artigo foi compreender as diferenças entre as percepções de gestores de museus e a experiência dos visitantes. A metodologia foi qualitativa e exploratória e abrangeu três perspectivas diferentes: as diretrizes dos gestores de museus; a opinião geral de visitantes (préexperiência) e a experiência de visitantes (pós-visita). Dados fora...
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The new economic era “the experience economy” that we entered in the twenty-first century is challenging the overall tourism industry and destinations to respond to visitor expectations in a radically different way, demanding a new vision on what is truly being delivered to them. Within the current era, tourism businesses and destinations, in order...
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The Algarve is a mature destination in the south of Portugal and is mainly well-known for its offerings of sun and sea. Aside from its problem of strong seasonal changes, the region also faces strong competition from other nearby destinations that has impacted its need to better attract tourists. As regional stakeholders have recognized the necessi...
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This paper addresses the role of imagery and tourism experiences (TEs) in the construction of tourism destination image (TDI). It highlights the importance of the construct imagery at all stages of consumption, because of the intangibility that characterizes tourism and services in general. This aspect gains importance since it is impossible for to...
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The study tests the relationship between motivation, satisfaction, and loyalty using a structural equation model. Data have been collected through a questionnaire applied to visitors attending a local festival, Castro Marim Medieval Fair, which hosts every year between 45.000 and 60.000 visitors. Results show that satisfaction towards controlled va...
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The main purpose of this paper is to understand how residents perceive tourism impacts. Based on the review of the literature in the area of tourism, in particular with regard to its development and to the residents’ perceptions and attitudes towards this phenomenon, we studied the case of the municipality of Loulé, a privileged area of the tourist...
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The Algarve, the most renowned Portuguese destination, is usually associated with its main tourist product, sun and beach. In 2007, the Portuguese government launched a program of events called Allgarve, intending to reposition the destination image. Conceived from the tourists' perspective, the Allgarve program was not initially welcomed by reside...
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The paper analyses the tourist's first stay booking decision and the factors (such as advertising, word-of-mouth, and travel agency recommendation) that most significantly influence it. Three research hypotheses have been considered and a logistic regression model has been specified. The factors “advertising” and “word-of-mouth” have significant po...
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Matos [1]  Júlio Mendes [2]  Patrícia Valle [3] [1] School of Management, Hospitality and Tourism, University of the Algarve [2][3] Research Center for Spatial and Organizational Dynamics, University of the Algarve nelsonmatos@gmail.com  jmendes@ualg.pt  pvalle@ualg.pt Resumo Num sector complexo e dinâmico como o Turismo, a presente realidade e...
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This study explores the relationship between travel satisfaction and destination loyalty intention. The research was conducted with 486 tourists visiting Arade, a Portuguese tourist destination. Taking as the basis the use of structural equation modelling (SEM), the results substantiate the importance of tourism satisfaction as a determinant of des...
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Located in the south of Portugal, the Algarve is the most important Portuguese tourism destination. As with most coastal destinations, sun and beach represents the main tourist product. Previous research suggests that cultural products can add value to the core product of a destination, enhancing its competitiveness. However, few empirical studies...
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Several studies examine residents' attitudes towards tourism development. Similarly, significant research explores the determinants of tourist satisfaction and its effects in planning policies for tourism. The purpose of this study is to establish a connection between these lines of research, showing how the local population may impact upon the way...
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Algarve is Portugal's top tourism destination. In looking to develop the traditional sun and beach tourism, the Portuguese government launched the Allgarve program in 2007 with the aim of positioning the region as a premier tourism destination, promoting the cultural industry as a modern and competitive component of the regional economy. Using part...
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Silves, located in the Algarve region of southern Portugal, has a great heritage that comes from the Muslim period during the medieval era. This paper aims to analyze the experience of those who visited the Silves Medieval Fair during the summer of 2008. This case study profiles visitors based on their socio-demographic characteristics and particip...
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The need to direct research towards the tourism industry is related to the increasingly competitive environment it finds itself in, especially in terms of services rendered, having grown more complex in the features and critique that comprise the tourist experience, and as economic and social agents become more selective regarding both demand and s...
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This book discusses concepts of sustainable management and how it relates to various sectors within the events industry. It illustrates the fundamental importance of local communities, businesses and interested stakeholders in relation to future events in regional, national and international locations. Historical and documented reports supplement t...
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This study explores the relationship between travel satisfaction and destination loyalty intention. The research was conducted with 486 tourists visiting Arade, a Portuguese tourist destination. Taking as the basis the use of structural equation modelling (SEM), the results substantiate the importance of tourism satisfaction as a determinant of des...

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Projects (5)
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Understanding tourist experiences in rural environments
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Measuring the quality of tourism destinations
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Tourism and pro-environmental behaviours