Clustering Local Tourism Systems by Threshold Acceptance

Joseph Andria, Giacomo Di Tollo

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Despite the importance of tourism as a leading industry in the development of a country’s economy, there is a lack of criteria and methodologies for the detection, promotion and governance of localtourism systems. We propose a quantitative approach for the detection of local tourism systems that are optimal with respect to geographical, economic, and demographical criteria. To this end, we formulate the issue as an optimization problem, and we solve it by means of Threshold Acceptance, a meta-heuristic algorithm which does not require us to predefine the number of clusters and also does not require all geographic areas to belong to a cluster.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplications of Evolutionary Computation : 18th European Conference, EvoApplications 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 8-10, 2015, Proceedings
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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