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ALMEIDA, Paulo; MIRANDA, Francisco Javier  and  ELIAS-ALMEIDA, Anabela. Importance/Value Analyses Applied to Image Components of A Tourism Destination. TMStudies [online]. 2012, n.8, pp.65-77. ISSN 2182-8458.

The purpose of this article is to explain how important image components are on establishing the complete image of a tourism destination. Consequently, image is crucial when choosing to visit a destination. Therefore, it is essential to create an attractive image that exerts the destination´s quality components, its tourist attractions, facilities, tourist information, price and infra-structures. The findings of the empirical analyses using the importance/value technique indicate that the components studied, influence negatively or positively the destinations´ image. Furthermore, we conclude with managerial implications of the findings for tourism destinations.

Keywords : Destination Image; Image Components; Importance/Value Analyses.

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