Patricia Pinto

Patricia Pinto
Universidade do Algarve | UALG · Faculdade de Economia (FE)

Phd in Quantitative Methods Applied to Economics and Management - Statistics

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Introduction
Patrícia Pinto is associate professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Algarve (Faro, Portugal). She is a researcher at the Research Centre for Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being (CinTurs), University of Algarve. Patrícia is also the coordinator of CinTurs since 2018. Patrícia does research in Tourism, and Consumer Behavior using multivariate statistical analysis.
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March 2018 - August 2019
Universidade do Algarve
Position
  • Coordinator, Research Centre for Tourism, Hospitality and Well-being (CinTurs)
August 2014 - present
University of the Algarve, Portugal
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
August 2014 - April 2016
Universidade do Algarve
Position
  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (208)
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Tourist taxes have become increasingly popular worldwide in addressing environmental problems associated with tourism. This paper studies tourist attitudes towards an accommodation tax earmarked for environmental protection in the Algarve, the most important Portuguese tourism destination. A Chi-squared Automatic Interaction Detecting Algorithm (CH...
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This study examines the on-site co-creation experience from a tourist perspective. A review of the literature and in-depth interviews with tourists who participated in a ‘swimming with dolphins’ experience are used to explore the importance of co-creation in enhancing attention and the memorability of the experience. Findings suggest that the co-cr...
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This paper proposes two types of autocorrelation tests based on a methodology that uses an auxiliary regression, named Gauss–Newton regression. All tests are derived considering that the regression function contains contemporary values of endogenous variables, situation in which the model is estimated using the nonlinear instrumental variables meth...
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Although the number of empirical applications of partial least-squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) in tourism has increased in the last two years, Assaker, Huang, and Hallak have conducted the only assessment on the use of PLS-SEM in four studies and with a limited number of criteria. Thus, this study aims to critically analyze how the P...
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To gain a better understanding of residents' attitudes towards tourism development, the purpose of this paper is to integrate various theoretical approaches in a more comprehensive explanatory model and, at the same time, to test the influence of the stage of the life cycle on it. To achieve this aim, a comparative study was carried out between two...
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Through the lens of the Job Demands-Resources (JD-R) model, this study aimed to analyze how psychosocial safety climate and organizational justice were related to: (a) work engagement through positive psychological capital (PsyCap); and (b) affective commitment through work engagement, in a sample of 217 hospitality workers of the Algarve (Portugal...
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Destination social responsibility (DSR) is a contemporary construct related to social responsibility efforts at the level of destinations rather than corporations. While DSR has become a salient topic for destinations, research approaches are still fragmented. This work discusses existing conceptualisations, followed by a systematic review. Studies...
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Purpose There is an increasing interest in visiting protected areas in the Algarve (Portugal). Tourists are interested in contact with nature activities. However, protected areas are quite sensitive to human pressure and are limited in their carrying capacity. The purpose of this study is to fill a literature gap concerning which features attract t...
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O livro "CREATOUR: Catalisando o turismo criativo em cidades de pequena dimensão e em áreas rurais", resulta do trabalho desenvolvido no âmbito do projeto CREATOUR, que envolveu cinco centros de investigação e 40 organizações que conceberam e implementaram projetos-piloto de turismo criativo em quatro regiões do país: Norte, Centro, Alentejo e Alga...
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Climate change is affecting cities worldwide. Accordingly, cities are required to find sustainable solutions to tackle climate change’s effects, designing bottom-up policies to enhance their success. The involvement of stakeholders plays a central role in the definition of appropriate policies to tackle the challenges posed to cities by climate cha...
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Purpose This study aims to investigate the relationship between environmental stimuli of Airbnb experience, customers’ perceived enjoyment and positive electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM) intentions through an extension of the Mehrabian–Russell model. Design/methodology/approach A quantitative methodology was adopted using a web-based survey. Data wer...
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The year of 2007 was marked by one of the most severe global financial crises, which led to an increase of psychopathological symptoms that negatively affected life satisfaction. This research analyzed how financial threat was associated with life satisfaction and how coping, as a mediating variable, influenced this relationship. The theoretical mo...
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Purpose Although place branding (PB) has been researched and practised for several years, the number of studies examining the role of internal stakeholders is still limited. The purpose of this paper is to identify the internal stakeholders associated with PB and particularly, the roles they play in such a process. Design/methodology/approach Thro...
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Birdwatching is one of the fastest growing sectors of ecotourism. Managing this nature-based activity requires understanding birdwatchers’ attitudes and behaviour towards the natural environment. This paper proposes assessing these attitudes and the link to behavioural intentions by combining the New Environmental Paradigm (NEP) with a criterion-ba...
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Between 2011 and 2014 Portugal faced an economic crisis. During a crisis, individuals develop threat perceptions regarding their financial situation. When individuals perceive that their financial situation worsens, negative psychological outcomes emerge. The present study assessed the relationship between financial threat and three negative psycho...
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Purpose: Although place branding (PB) has been researched and practised for several years, the number of studies examining the role of internal stakeholders is still limited. The purpose of this paper is to identify the internal stakeholders associated with PB and particularly, the roles they play in such a process. Design/methodology/approach: Thr...
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Place Branding (PB) is a complex process that can be recognised in many different contexts or geographical scales with a wide range of stakeholders. Due to its dynamic and multidisciplinary nature and its flexibility in close interaction with other disciplines, research on PB has made significant progress. One of these disciplines that have recentl...
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Tourists’ tendency to choose new and different experiences and destinations is well known in tourism research and practice. By drawing on social exchange theory and service-dominant logic, the present study investigates how physical staging and human interaction influence behavioural intentions in experiences with varying levels of novelty. This re...
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This chapter explores the concept of cultural event experience, as the interaction between an individual and the cultural event environment, altered by the level of engagement with multiple experiential elements and outputs, measured in four dimensions: experience novelty, affective engagement, cognitive engagement, and conative engagement. The pur...
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Well-designed experiencescapes are deemed a key factor in the marketing of tourist experiences aiming at positive tourists' responses. However, this aspect has been underrepresented in empirical research focused on accommodation businesses. This study proposes the construct compelling accommodationscape and empirically tests a theoretical framework...
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It has been found that in the Algarve (southern Portugal) there is an increasing interest for visiting protected areas. Not only ecotourists, but also generalist tourists seek to be in close contact with nature activities. Thus, protected areas are quite sensitive to human pressure and are limited to sustain just a certain carrying capacity. The pu...
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The Handbook of Research on Resident and Tourist Perspectives on Travel Destinations is a collection of innovative research that examines travel destinations from the resident and tourist perspectives in order to better support and inform the tourism development process and to make the destinations attractive to visitors while at the same time cont...
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his study examines residents' attitudes towards sustainable tourism development in Timor-Leste, a new country that is also in the initial stages of tourism development. In particular, this study intends to understand whether residents with different roles and responsibilities (ordinary residents and residents as leaders in the public, private secto...
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This study proposes a model to investigate the relationship between residents’ perception of tourism’s impact on their quality of life (QoL) and their emotional solidarity toward tourists. The social exchange theory was used as a framework to explain the relationship, and structural equation modeling to assess the hypothesized model. Data for this...
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Job satisfaction is a key concept in the organizational literature, as satisfied employees allow organizations to achieve desired work-related outcomes. Nevertheless, more research is needed to understand what organizational and individual variables shape the job satisfaction of employees from the hospitality sector. This study assesses the role of...
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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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Financial crises often lead to an increase of pathological symptoms which have a negative impact on life satisfaction. This study analysed the moderating role of social support on the relationship between perceived financial threat and life satisfaction, during austerity periods. Structural equation modelling (SEM) using multiple-group analysis was...
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The concept of overtourism has been popularly discussed in recent years, upon to the local residents starting to recognize the tourism disturbances in some high profile destinations. For a sustainable tourism development, it is crucial to investigate potential impacts of overtoruism towards the local residents living in the destination. Thus, this...
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As Cai (2002) states, destination branding is about identifying a destination and distinguishing it from others through an iterative process that revolves around the principal axis formed by brand element mix, brand identity, and brand image building. This image must be developed by identifying and selecting the most relevant brand associations tha...
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Purpose This paper addresses the motivations of tourists who visit the region of La Rioja, Spain, which is well known for its internationally recognized, high-quality wines, yet remains understudied as a wine tourism destination. The paper aims to ascertain whether tourists are attracted to La Rioja because of its famous wines and wine-related acti...
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Tourism, by definition, involves travel outside one's usual environment. This means that a tourist's attention cannot rely only on previously experienced known symbols and markers and instead derives meaning from paying attention to their surroundings. In this context, management of a visitor's attention processes is a key issue in the design of me...
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El crecimiento de la demanda turística internacional de los últimos años y las nuevas exigencias de los mercados consumidores han presionado a los destinos turísticos, exigiendo de sus gestores alternativas y nuevas estrategias para competir a escala mundial. Al estar compuesto el destino turístico por una amalgama de instituciones y considerando...
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Place branding, whether considered as a strategic management tool or as an organic representation of place identity, is a complex, dynamic, and iterative process. This process begins when people make interactions and relationships with the place in order to form networks of mental associations. Building upon the concept of internal branding, this a...
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This research explores the European Consumer Satisfaction Index model applied to higher education in tourism by including the construct of employability and by accounting for unobserved heterogeneity. In particular, it intends to identify segments of higher education institutions' (HEI) consumers based on the structural model estimates of the Europ...
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The deconstruction of sleep quality into its particular components may help to specify how each one of them influences mental health. Thus, to detail the understanding of the relationship between sleep quality and mental health, our study aims to assess the relationship between each component of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and depress...
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The economic crisis had a detrimental impact on the economies of several European countries, namely in Portugal. The literature emphasizes that periods of economic turmoil potentiate the appearance of mental health issues, such as stress, anxiety, and depression, and decrease populations' well-being. The present study, conducted in Portugal, was pe...
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The Sustainable Tourism Attitude Scale (SUS-TAS) has been used as a tool to gauge the sentiment of local residents toward sustainable tourism development. This scale has been validated in cross-cultural settings by several scholars. In a like manner, in order to validate this scale, data were collected in the Cape Verde islands (off the coast of Af...
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Introduction Sleep quality relates to mental health in clinical and non-clinical populations. However, there is more evidence of this relationship in clinical populations. Therefore, there is lack of evidence on how these variables relate and on which sociodemographic factors influence this relationship in non-clinical populations. In this study we...
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This study aims at measuring the image of the tourism brand "España Verde" by using the social media platform Facebook. The ever-increasing competition within the tourism industry makes it vital for destinations to address their target group by tailored marketing measures. Furthermore social media channels are changing the interaction between Desti...
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In recent years, there have been many efforts to rethink place branding by emphasizing an interdisciplinary call to redefine structures, strategies, performance measurement and the future of place branding, all rooted in the complex nature of the place and more importantly, the diversity of its stakeholders. However, the number of studies examining...
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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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No contexto organizacional das vinícolas, o enoturismo envolve a entrada dessas empresas no setor terciário da economia, por meio de um conjunto de serviços e atividades turísticas. Este estudo baseia-se na abordagem de capacidades dinâmicas ao propor que as vinícolas propositadamente criam, ampliam e modificam os seus processos, construindo e util...
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Research on the quality of destinations has been developed from the tourists’ perspective, and a more holistic view is necessary for integrated destination planning. This implies cooperation among multiple stakeholders and the sustainable use of resources. The purpose of this study is to establish a conceptual model to measure the quality of destin...
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Interdisciplinarity is the main topic and the main goal of this conference. Since the sixteen century with the creation of the first Academy of Sciences, in Napoles (Italy)(1568), and before that with the creation of the Fine Arts Academies, the world of science and arts began to work independently, on the contrary of the Academy of Plato, in Cl...
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This study proposes a theoretical model integrating two lines of tourism research: emotional solidarity and destination loyalty. In order to test the proposed model, a survey of visitors to Cape Verde islands was undertaken. Structural equation modeling and moderated mediation analysis were implemented to assess the relationships involving visitors...
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In recent decades the importance of destination image has been increasingly analyzed and it is generally considered to be vital in the marketing of destinations. It can be noted that the tourism industry in Russia has not been the subject of a great deal of research with regard to its destination image. Therefore the purpose of this work is to a...
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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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Sex and romance are part of the everyday life and the tourism experiences. Tourism is a liminal space-time which enables liminoid experiences such as a greater willingness for romance and sex, which can be the main motivators for travelling or an incidental activity, although possibly at a higher intensity. This research falls over an event where t...
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This study considers the relationship between tourism and historic centres highlighting UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It points out that despite the acronym, WHS (World Heritage Site) was not created with the aim of promoting tourism, it emerged as a highly desired brand with which countries could position themselves in the tourist market. The purpo...
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Timor-Leste is the newest Asian nation, achieving independence on May 20, 2002, and, after petroleum and agriculture, tourism is considered a strategic sector for its national economic development. The previous literature suggests that new destinations should explore the potential demand for diaspora members to visit or revisit friends and relative...
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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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Since 2008, there has been a decline in the economy of several European countries, including Portugal. In the literature, it is emphasized that periods of economic uncertainty propitiate the appearance of mental health problems and diminish populations’ well-being. The aim of the present study, with 729 Portuguese participants, 33.9% (n=247) males...
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The recent financial crisis had an impact on the economic situation of many countries, namely in Europe. Portugal was one of the countries where this situation was more dramatic, needing the International Monetary Fund (IMF) intervention. It is important to analyze the impact of this economic recession on psychological variables, such as life satis...
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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 enoturismo adquire importância crescente para as regiões vitivinícolas, como setor que potencia o crescimento económico e o emprego. Contudo, o enoturismo permanece pouco desenvolvido e uma das causas apontadas consiste na falta de investigação sobre o visitante que se desloca às empresas produtoras de vinho. O presente trabalho tem como principa...
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É geralmente aceite que o património cultural e histórico dos destinos turísticos é fonte importante para a criação de produtos turísticos diferenciados e atrativos. A gastronomia é um dos recursos culturais mais relevantes, atualmente reconhecida pela UNESCO como Património Imaterial da Humanidade. Além disso, este conjunto de recursos encerra uma...
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Purpose This study aims to propose that the institutional environment exerts pressure on the behavior of wineries toward wine tourism development (WTD) and the effect of this influence confers legitimacy to the business of wine tourism. Design/methodology/approach Structural equation modeling through partial least squares was applied to estimate a...
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The purpose of this study is to examine residents' attitudes and perceptions towards tourism development in the Cape Verde islands, a little-explored issue in the context of small islands' developing states, especially in Africa. Since the country is in the initial stage of tourism development, it is intended to show that residents predominantly sh...
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Companies with innovative behavior seek differentiation and are constantly reconciling needs and internal objectives with new market opportunities and restrictions imposed by the institutional framework. The involvement of the wineries with the service sector, by adapting to wine tourism, raises an innovative process which requires some organizatio...
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With the increase of studies on hospitality professionals over the years, it is essential to perform a review on those works. This review was conducted through the databases Web of Knowledge, Web of Science (Social Sciences Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Medline), and Science Direct. We searched for articles published between 2000...
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With the increase of studies on hospitality professionals over the years, it is essential to perform a review on those works. This review was conducted through the databases Web of Knowledge, Web of Science (Social Sciences Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Medline), and Science Direct. We searched for articles published between 2000...
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Despite being well documented that the so-called five senses impact consumerbehavior, research following a holistic approach to all modalities of sensory experiences in rural tourist destinations is still scarce. Nevertheless, rural areas are characterized by a rich and diverse collection of endogenous resources, ideal for conceptualizing unique mu...
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This research was conducted both in Portugal and Brazil and explores energy efficiency (EE) behavioral change programs implemented by a non-state-owned company selling electricity to residential consumers in both markets. In order to understand to what extent the corporate social marketing (CSM) framework is being used in these programs, the motiva...
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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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This paper reviews the literature concerning co-creation of tourism experiences. It analyses the theoretical underpinnings of co-creation and discusses key dimensions of the concept from the tourist’s perspective, highlighting the importance of active participation and interaction. The aim is to propose a psychology-focused definition of on-site co...
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Recently, some European countries (e.g., Greece, Ireland, and Portugal) suffered an economic recession, mainly due to problems in the banking system and high sovereign debt. Economic stressors, such as economic hardship, financial threat, and financial well-being may contribute negatively to individuals' psychological health, potentiating the appea...
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As the awareness of social problems and environmentally related issues in particular becomes widespread, companies have been called to participate in the resolution of these, given that they are the main economic agents with impacts on the society and on the environment. Considering that corporations face pressures from their stakeholders to contri...
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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...