Second Home Tourism Development in Portugal – Expectations of Portuguese Emigrants

Authors

  • Rossana Andreia Neves Santos College of Technologies and Management of the University of Madeira & CITUR-Madeira-Centre for Tourism Research, Development and Innovation https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0221-880X
  • Paulo Sérgio Abreu Freitas University of Madeira & CITUR-Madeira-Centre for Tourism Research, Development and Innovation

Abstract

This study proposes to fill a gap in research by analysing the expectations of Portuguese emigrants regarding tourism investments and development in their place of origin. The questionnaire survey method was used for collecting data from emigrants. The data were analysed using quantitative descriptive analysis and tests of the correlation of variables, together with a qualitative analysis through the application of student's t-tests. Additionally, the regression model was used for tourism demand analysis. Results show that Portuguese emigrants aged 29-39 with a house in a rural county in Portugal can promote second-home tourism development in Portugal.

Keywords: Emigration; Second Home Tourism; Rural Restructuring; Portugal.

 

Author Biographies

  • Rossana Andreia Neves Santos, College of Technologies and Management of the University of Madeira & CITUR-Madeira-Centre for Tourism Research, Development and Innovation

    ROSSANA SANTOS is also full-time teacher at the College of Technologies and Management of University of Madeira. She holds a PhD in Tourism, a master’s degree in Tourism Management and Development, a degree in Tourism and a degree in Management of Tourism Enterprises. She is also researcher in the Centre for Tourism Research, Development and Innovation.

  • Paulo Sérgio Abreu Freitas, University of Madeira & CITUR-Madeira-Centre for Tourism Research, Development and Innovation


    PAULO FREITAS is currently the head of Engineering and Mathematics Department of University of Madeira and full time teacher in this University. He holds a PhD in Statistic and Operational Research.

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2023-08-28

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“Second Home Tourism Development in Portugal – Expectations of Portuguese Emigrants” (2023) e-Review of Tourism Research, 20(1), pp. 156–175. Available at: https://ertr-ojs-tamu.tdl.org/ertr/article/view/881 (Accessed: 13 June 2024).