Official tourist destination websites: Hierarchical analysis and assessment with ELECTRE-III-H

  • Authors
  • Vasto Terrientes, Luis del; Fernández Cavia, Josep; Huertas Roig, Asunción; Moreno, Antonio; Valls, Aida
  • UPF authors
  • FERNANDEZ CAVIA, JOSE;
  • Type
  • Articles de recerca
  • Journal títle
  • Tourism Management Perspectives
  • Publication year
  • 2015
  • Number
  • 15
  • Pages
  • 16-28
  • ISSN
  • 2211-9736
  • Publication State
  • Publicat
  • Abstract
  • Official websites are important communication tools for tourist destinations. However, it is difficult to make a systematic and complete evaluation of their quality due to their diversity of functionalities, which makes them complex to analyse. This paper proposes the complementation of the WQI assessment system for Destination Marketing Organizations with the Multi-criteria Decision Aiding (MCDA) method ELECTRE. WQI assessment system contains several indicators (123) that can be organised in a hierarchical structure, which makes suitable the application of ELECTRE-III-H. ELECTRE-III-H method is able to reveal relevant preference relations among the websites with regard to different aspects (e.g., usability, architecture or persuasiveness), being a powerful tool to detect the strong and weak points of each website. The study is illustrated with the results of a pilot test that evaluates 10 touristic destination websites.
  • Complete citation
  • Vasto Terrientes, Luis del; Fernández Cavia, Josep; Huertas Roig, Asunción; Moreno, Antonio; Valls, Aida. Official tourist destination websites: Hierarchical analysis and assessment with ELECTRE-III-H. Tourism Management Perspectives 2015; (15): 16-28.
Bibliometric indicators
  • 16 times cited Scopus
  • 18 times cited WOS
  • Índex Scimago de 1.025(2015)