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Giuseppe Avena, Valentina Oddo, Angela Alibrandi
The present work measures the tourist performance of the 21 Italian Regions (NUTS2 subdivision), making a comparison between the years 2015 and 2012. The Principal Component Analysis defines the latent features of a multidimensional concept, such as tourism destination competitiveness. The composite indicator creates a regional ranking of tourism performance for the year 2015. To measure the evolution of the performance trend, the composite indicator for the year 2012 was subsequently calculated. Among the results, the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, Lombardy and Veneto were ranked in the top 3 for the year 2015, while Piedmont, Liguria and Abruzzo recorded a significant increase in performance from 2012 to 2015.