The web graph of a tourism system

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Abstract

The website network of a tourism destination is examined. Network theoretic metrics are used to gauge the static and dynamic characteristics of the webspace. The topology of the network is found partly similar to the one exhibited by similar systems. However, some differences are found, mainly due to the relatively poor connectivity and clusterisation of the network. These results are interpreted by considering the formation mechanisms and the connotation of the linkages between websites. Clustering and assortativity coefficients are proposed as quantitative estimations of the degree of collaboration and cooperation among destination stakeholders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)727-734
Number of pages8
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Volume379
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Complex networks
  • Internet
  • Tourism systems
  • Web

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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