Year 2020, Volume 2 , Issue 2, Pages 62 - 70 2020-10-29

Insights into Luxury Tourism: The Case of Elounda, Crete

Nikolaos TRİHAS [1] , Georgia PANAGİOTAKİ [2] , Anna KYRİAKAKİ [3]

Luxury tourism is one of the fastest-growing market segments in the hospitality and tourism industry. Luxury tourists are undoubtedly the target of many tourism businesses worldwide, as evidenced by the large investments made in recent years especially in the private sector, while the competition between luxury tourism destinations has been particularly intense. Elounda is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world for luxury vacations, having the largest concentration of 5-star hotels in Greece. The aim of this research is to investigate the current status and the characteristics of luxury tourism development in Elounda, as well as the prospects for the future. In order to meet the above objective, a qualitative research was conducted using semi-structured, in-depth interviews with the managers of nine 5-star hotels in Elounda. Findings and discussion of this study are useful to tourism professionals, academic researchers and other stakeholders interested in luxury tourism.
luxury tourism, 5-star hotels, Crete, Greece
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Primary Language en
Subjects Hospitality Leisure Sport and Tourism
Journal Section Peer-reviewed Research Articles

Orcid: 0000-0001-9084-4036
Author: Nikolaos TRİHAS (Primary Author)
Institution: Hellenic Mediterranean University
Country: Greece

Orcid: 0000-0002-0656-120X
Author: Georgia PANAGİOTAKİ
Institution: Hellenic Open University
Country: Greece

Orcid: 0000-0001-6792-2876
Author: Anna KYRİAKAKİ
Institution: University of the Aegean
Country: Greece


Application Date : June 11, 2020
Acceptance Date : August 24, 2020
Publication Date : October 29, 2020

APA Trihas, N , Panagiotaki, G , Kyriakaki, A . (2020). Insights into Luxury Tourism: The Case of Elounda, Crete . Journal of Tourism Leisure and Hospitality , 2 (2) , 62-70 . Retrieved from