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dc.contributor.authorYuan, Yihong ( Orcid Icon 0000-0001-6266-9744 )
dc.contributor.authorMedel, Monica ( )
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-09T13:13:18Z
dc.date.available2021-08-09T13:13:18Z
dc.date.issued2016-05-09
dc.identifier.citationYuan, Y., & Medel, M. (2016). Characterizing international travel behavior from geotagged photos: A case study of Flickr. PLoS One, 11(5), e0154885.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/14237
dc.description.abstractRecent advances in multimedia and mobile technologies have facilitated large volumes of travel photos to be created and shared online. Although previous studies have utilized geotagged photos to model travel patterns at individual locations, there is limited research on how these datasets can model international travel behavior and inter-country travel flows—a crucial indicator to quantify the interactions between countries in tourism economics. Realizing the necessity to investigate the potential of geotagged photos in tourism geography, this research investigates international travel patterns from two perspectives: 1) We apply a series of indicators (radius of gyration (ROG), number of countries visited, and entropy) to measure the descriptive characteristics of international travel in different countries; 2) By constructing a gravity model of trade, we investigate how distance decay influences the magnitude of international travel flow between geographic entities, and whether (or how much) the popularity of a given destination (defined as the percentage of tourist income in national gross domestic product (GDP)) affects travel choices in different countries. The results provide valuable input to various commercial applications such as individual travel planning and destination suggestions.en_US
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dc.format.extent18 pages
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen_US
dc.sourcePLoS One, 2016, Vol. 11, No. 5, Article e154885.
dc.subjectEntropyen_US
dc.subjectGeographyen_US
dc.subjectHuman mobilityen_US
dc.subjectTransportationen_US
dc.subjectEuropeen_US
dc.subjectGermanyen_US
dc.subjectSocial mediaen_US
dc.subjectEconomic geographyen_US
dc.titleCharacterizing International Travel Behavior from Geotagged Photos: A Case Study of Flickren_US
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dc.rights.holder© 2016 Yuan, Medel.
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0154885
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dc.description.departmentGeography


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