Journal of Social Sciences

Scenarios Analysis of Tourism Destinations

Anastasios Michailidis and Fotis Chatzitheodoridis

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2006.41.47

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 2, Issue 2

Pages 41-47

Abstract

This study describes a multi-criteria decision-making framework employed to evaluate and rank three tourism destinations, located in the northern and central Greece. Additionally, innovatory elements are the incorporation of differing levels of socioeconomic data (destination image and destination personality) within the decision framework and the direct determination of the PROMETHEE II preference thresholds. The developed methodology provides a user-friendly approach, promotes the synergy between different stakeholders, and could pave a way towards consensus. The main aim of this study was to describe the design implementation and use of a Decision Support System (D.S.S), which applies new methodological approaches for the evaluation and ranking of several tourism destinations.

Copyright

© 2006 Anastasios Michailidis and Fotis Chatzitheodoridis. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.