Preferences for destination attributes: Differences between short and long breaks
SAGE Publications Ltd
Faculty of Business and Law
School of Business/Marketing and Services Research Centre
This article reports the findings of differences in tourist preferences for short and long breaks. Cluster analysis is employed to explore specific preferences of tourist clusters taking long or short breaks. Four distinct clusters were found for each type of break, exhibiting distinctive demographic characteristics and activity preferences. Different preferences for short versus long breaks were also found. Assumptions that the same customers prefer the same kind of destination and activity when taking either a short or long break are dispelled. Implications for markets include developing distinct campaigns for short- and long-break tourist segments.