tourism ireland

#DestinationPersonality: Northern Ireland VS Ireland

Despite Northern Ireland and Ireland belong to the same Island there are some interesting perception differences when we talk about destination. We have observed in a new research how their main touristic attractions looks in terms of #DestinationPersonality. The main destinations that we’ve considered are Giant’s Causeway and Belfast for Northern Ireland, Cliffs of Moher and Dublin for Ireland. In this way, we balanced the naturalistic and the urban aspect of the two countries. We started analysing the travel motivations and we noticed some differences in the tourists’ response; we asked them to rate the four locations according to four factors: “Culture”, “Pleasure”, “Relaxation”, “Sport”.   Belfast and Giant’s Causeway have the highest values concerning the cultural factor.Both the Cliffs ...

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#DestinationPersonality for Chinese tourists in Ireland

Since 2011, B-sm@rk, an Italian-Irish company has been developing research and technology based on consumer behaviour and marketing automation for travel, hospitality and brands. Through MySmark, a customer experience platform, the company provides research and digital marketing tools for online travel and commerce. The cornerstones of the company are the Brand and Destination Personality (BP and DP) tools and researches. The personality of a brand or a destination is identified by a set of human characteristics associated with that brand or destination (This concept is more and more important in marketing since, as we all well know emotions matters).  The concept serves as a connector between tourists, travel brands and places. It can be used to improve the customer experience ...

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#DestinationPersonality Venice Islands – Work in Progress

Do you remember the project about #Destination Personality in Venice Islands? Here in b-sm@rk, after a market research based on innovative methods of Brand and Destination Personality Scales, we came up with new interesting news. First of all, through our data, we managed to confirm that Brand and Destination Personality are valid methods useful to measure and profile users’ perceptions with regard to unique touristic destinations. Moreover, this type of analysis helped in finding out the key elements of Venice Islands and also their strengths and weaknesses. Then, through across data analysis, we identified valuable opportunities that could be enhanced with ad hoc marketing actions and stakeholders’ involvement. In this specific case, the sample taken into consideration outlined a need ...

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A new #DestinationPersonality project has been launched: focus on Chinese tourism

China is the biggest touristic market in terms of flows and expenditure on overseas markets. European destinations have indeed reinforced their position towards this direction, attracting far about 10 million visitors during the whole 2016, more or less the 11% of the total of Chinese tourists in the world. In this sense the year 2018 has been declared the “Chine-Europe touristic year”, as announced by the European Commission’s President, Jean Claude Junker. During the whole 2018 a great focus will be dedicated to the raising attention around the Chinese market, which sees evolving and changing the behaviour of his tourist. European Travel Commission (ETC) looks ahead for the cooperation with the European Commission and other stakeholders of the sector in ...

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Destination Personality Ireland: a new frontier for destination marketing

A few months ago, we were announcing our research project with Tourism Ireland about the Destination Personality Ireland. The time has now come to let you know what we exactly have measured. What was the project about? We wanted to understand how Italians travelling to Ireland perceive their destination before and after their visitor experience. To do so, we combined marketing/economics and psychological studies. The research was ran between the 1st of June and the 31st of August. A collaboration with airports and industry partners was orchestrated across Italy and Ireland, collecting the opinions of about 2.000 subjects. Our methodology In order to collect exhaustive and reliable data in a limited period of time, a collaboration with four major Italian airports ...

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Destination Personality Ireland: key findings

A few weeks ago, we were explaining to you what was the project Destination Personality Ireland about and how we made our measurement. If you didn’t read this article yet, just click this link. It’s time now to have a look at what we have discovered. Ireland and its 4 macro-areas Remember that we measured the Destination Personality of Ireland itself but also of 4 macro-area inside Ireland, letting us better understand what are the main attractions in every part of Ireland and then, why travelers tend to visit one macro-area rather than another. Personality can be the connector between travelers and destinations. After measuring both the personality of the travelers and the destinations, we are now able to give some tendencies when ...

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