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Revista interamericana de ambiente y turismo

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SANCHEZ, Ernesto Batista; SERRANO LEYVA, Beatriz  and  PEREZ RICARDO, Elizabeth del Carmen. Bibliometric study of tourism destination image in Science Direct. Rev. interam. ambient. tur. [online]. 2020, vol.16, n.1, pp.97-105. ISSN 0717-6651.

Tourism destination image has been the centre of interest of several research last decades. This research aimed to develop a bibliometric analysis with retrospective-descriptive purposes on the academic international production available in Sciencedirect between 1997 and 2008. The scientific production was classified and analysed employing several bibliometric indicators, among which the following stand up: productivity by authors, chronological variations in the publications and research lines analysis. The analysis was developed using “TOURISM” AND “DESTINATION IMAGE” in the published articles. For the content analysis were employed the following software: Endnote X7, Bibexcel, Excel, Pajec and VOSviewer. The main results show the increase in the interest related to this construct, being Tourism Management the most productive journal. Furthermore, gaps were identified for forthcoming research related to big data analytics and its impact on the formation process of the tourism destination image.

Keywords : destination image; bibliometric analysis; tourism.

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