Introduction In Portugal, the phenomenon of second homes has been an important factor of land use and landscape changes. In recent decades, there has been a considerable expansion in their number, with a 40% growth in 1991-2001 and 23% in 2001-2011, while the number of permanent dwellings rose only by 16% and 13% over the same periods. In 2011, second homes have accounted for 19% of all dwellings nationwide. However, the features of second homes are quite diversified across the country, given not only the different periods and styles of their construction, but also their location settings (urban, semi-rural, or rural), frequency and modes of use, or origins and, demographic socioeconomic and profiles of their owners.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings Book of the 7th World Conference for Graduate Research on Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure|
|Place of Publication||Istanbul|
|Publisher||Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|