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Outdoor recreation in various landscapes : which site characteristics really matter?

(2017) LAND USE POLICY. 65. p.186-197
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This paper investigates the role played by different site characteristics in influencing people's choice of outdoor recreation destinations. Contrary to prior studies, our experiment accounts for a large diversity of eligible landscapes described using photomontages. We use a discrete choice experiment (DCE) proposing respondents to choose among hypothetical destinations described in terms of eight site characteristics. We study the trade-offs made by various profiles of respondents among those site characteristics, resulting in different destination choices. The DCE attributes are spatially explicit to represent recreational patterns in the form of site quality maps using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). We conclude by stressing implications of this research for tourism and land management policy-making in peri-urban environments. Interestingly, preferences for site characteristics vary significantly with the recreational activities that respondents engage in. Hikers and cyclists preferences should be particularly considered in future planning decisions.
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Discrete choice experiment, Ecosystem services, GIS, Distance, Landscape preferences, Outdoor recreation, CHOICE EXPERIMENTS, FOREST RECREATION, DEMAND MODELS, TRAVEL COST, PREFERENCE HETEROGENEITY, STATED PREFERENCE, RURAL LANDSCAPES, VALUATION, TIME, RESOURCE

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De Valck, Jeremy, Dries Landuyt, Steven Broekx, Inge Liekens, Leo De Nocker, and Liesbet Vranken. 2017. “Outdoor Recreation in Various Landscapes : Which Site Characteristics Really Matter?” Land Use Policy 65: 186–197.
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De Valck, J., Landuyt, D., Broekx, S., Liekens, I., De Nocker, L., & Vranken, L. (2017). Outdoor recreation in various landscapes : which site characteristics really matter? LAND USE POLICY, 65, 186–197.
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De Valck J, Landuyt D, Broekx S, Liekens I, De Nocker L, Vranken L. Outdoor recreation in various landscapes : which site characteristics really matter? LAND USE POLICY. 2017;65:186–97.
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De Valck, Jeremy, Dries Landuyt, Steven Broekx, et al. “Outdoor Recreation in Various Landscapes : Which Site Characteristics Really Matter?” LAND USE POLICY 65 (2017): 186–197. Print.
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  abstract     = {This paper investigates the role played by different site characteristics in influencing people's choice of outdoor recreation destinations. Contrary to prior studies, our experiment accounts for a large diversity of eligible landscapes described using photomontages. We use a discrete choice experiment (DCE) proposing respondents to choose among hypothetical destinations described in terms of eight site characteristics. We study the trade-offs made by various profiles of respondents among those site characteristics, resulting in different destination choices. The DCE attributes are spatially explicit to represent recreational patterns in the form of site quality maps using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). We conclude by stressing implications of this research for tourism and land management policy-making in peri-urban environments. Interestingly, preferences for site characteristics vary significantly with the recreational activities that respondents engage in. Hikers and cyclists preferences should be particularly considered in future planning decisions.},
  author       = {De Valck, Jeremy and Landuyt, Dries and Broekx, Steven and Liekens, Inge and De Nocker, Leo and Vranken, Liesbet},
  issn         = {0264-8377},
  journal      = {LAND USE POLICY},
  keyword      = {Discrete choice experiment,Ecosystem services,GIS,Distance,Landscape preferences,Outdoor recreation,CHOICE EXPERIMENTS,FOREST RECREATION,DEMAND MODELS,TRAVEL COST,PREFERENCE HETEROGENEITY,STATED PREFERENCE,RURAL LANDSCAPES,VALUATION,TIME,RESOURCE},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {186--197},
  title        = {Outdoor recreation in various landscapes : which site characteristics really matter?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.04.009},
  volume       = {65},
  year         = {2017},
}

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