An integrated picture fuzzy ANP-TODIM multi-criteria decision-making approach for tourism attraction recommendation

    Chao Tian Affiliation
    ; Juan Peng Affiliation


In this paper, the picture fuzzy score and accuracy function are first defined. Then, a corresponding comparative method between two picture fuzzy numbers (PFNs) is developed. Next, a novel normalized picture fuzzy distance measure between two PFNs is disclosed, and part of the characteristics of the proposed distance measure are discussed. Afterwards, on the basis of the analytic network process (ANP) and an Acronym in Portuguese of Interactive and Multi-Criteria Decision-Making (TODIM) methods, an integrated ANP-TODIM approach is developed to resolve multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) where the weights of the criteria are fully unknown. We use ANP approach to decide the weights of criteria on the basis of expert mean assessment method, and TODIM is utilized to obtain the ranking of alternatives. Finally, an illustrative example of an optimal tourism attraction recommendation is provided to testify applicability of the developed decision-making method and prove that its results are effective and reasonable.

First published online 3 December 2019

Keyword : multi-criteria decision-making, picture fuzzy numbers, ANP-TODIM, picture fuzzy distance

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Tian, C., & Peng, J. (2020). An integrated picture fuzzy ANP-TODIM multi-criteria decision-making approach for tourism attraction recommendation. Technological and Economic Development of Economy, 26(2), 331-354.
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