Mapping tourist hot spots in African cities based on Instagram images
MetadataShow full item record
Knowing in which areas tourists concentrate is fundamental for managing its effects. However, to date, research in this subject has mainly been carried out only in European and North American cities. The current article, in contrast, focuses on six African cities. We have analysed the spatial concentration of the images captured by Instagram users to identify the most visited locations. The results obtained show how there is a strong spatial concentration of images in African cities, little territorial continuity between the spaces visited, and a predominance of private attractions. These are important differences with respect to what has been described in the literature in other contexts.
Is part ofInternational Journal Of Tourism Research, 2020, vol. 22, núm. 5, p. 617-626
European research projects
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Paül i Agustí, Daniel (Taylor & Francis, 2020-01-10)Social networks have facilitated access to the spatial location of user-generated images and this has permitted studies of the spatial distribution of tourist images. To date, however, most studies have tended to focus on ...
La localización espacial de los atractivos turísticos de un área metropolitana: diferencias entre material turístico institucional, guías turísticas y contenidos generados por los usuarios Paül i Agustí, Daniel (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona: Departament de Geografia, 2019-06-01)El estudio se centra en las diferencias existentes en la distribución de los atractivos turísticos en función de tres fuentes: el material turístico institucional, las guías turísticas y los contenidos generados por los ...
Characterizing the location of tourist images in cities. Differences in user-generated images (Instagram), official tourist brochures and travel guides Paül i Agustí, Daniel (Elsevier, 2018-09-25)This study analyses the extent to which there is an overlap in the territorial distribution and attractiveness of tourism images distributed via three different media: official tourist brochures, travel guides and ...