Does Gender Affect Visiting a World Heritage Site?

Paula Cristina Remoaldo, Laurentina Vareiro, J. Cadima Ribeiro, J. Freitas Santos
  • Visitor Studies, January 2014, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/10645578.2014.885362

Gender differences in the perception of the attributes of a heritage destination

What is it about?

This study presents the results of a survey conducted in 2010 and 2011 to capture the profile and motivations of tourists visiting Guimarães as a cultural tourism destination. The study addressed two main issues: whether males and females have similar or different preferences in choosing the city as their destination, and whether there are gender differences in the perception of the attributes of Guimarães.

Why is it important?

Regarding the perceived attributes of the city, results indicate minor gender differences with one exception: Women expressed more apprehension than men regarding the perceived security of the destination.

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