The AIDE Model – For Practical Multicriterial Evaluation in the Management of Tourism Resources

Gheorghe Popovici *, Gabriel Dinu, Loredana Dinu

Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Traian Vuia Square, No. 1-4, Resita, Romania
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Robotica & Management, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 55-60

The paper presents a new model for the evaluation of tourism resources based on the intrinsic and extrinsic criteria of multicriteria analysis and what are the requirements for a tourist objective to become a tourist attraction. The results of the research were obtained by applying the developed AIDE model to the Banat region in Romania, with a special tourist potential but little known by Romanian and foreign tourists. For a latent (primary) tourist resource to become a tourist objective, it must attract attention (A) and generate interest (I), and the tourist objective becomes a tourist attraction if it stimulates the desire (D) to travel and creates emotion (E) through the experience of visitors. By building a binary logit model we performed an analysis of the attractiveness of a tourist objective.

Keywords: latent (primary) tourist resources, tourist objectives, tourist attractions, multi-criteria evaluation AIDE model.

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