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Tourist Behaviour

Tourist Behaviour

An International Perspective

Edited by M Kozak, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey, N Kozak, Anadolu University, Turkey

November 2016 / Hardback / 198 Pages / 9781780648125 £87.50 / €113.00 / $144.00
With 10% online discount: £78.75 / €101.70 / $129.60
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Main Description

Consumer research is often central to academic studies in many different fields, and more recently, tourism studies have empirically examined consumer research from various aspects. However, there is a need to provide information for tourism scholars on how to better understand aspects of tourist behaviour.

Tourist Behaviour: An International Perspective provides a collection of topics from both theoretical and practical approaches to building and examining the theory of how consumers think and act within the context of tourism consumption. Divided in to six sections, the book presents research within the themes of influence, motivation, choice, and consumption and experience.

With contributions from authors in over 15 countries, the book presents an interdisciplinary approach of the latest research in tourist behaviour.

Key Features:

The most recent global research on this topic. An interdisciplinary approach. Contributors from 15 different countries.


Suitable for researchers and students of tourism and tourism management related subjects

  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Influence of Cultural Distance on Tourist Behaviour
  • 3: Women’s Travel Constraints in a Unique Context
  • 4: Can Perceptions of Italian Organised Crime Affect Travel Behaviour?
  • 5: Women’s Strategies in Golf: Portuguese Golf Professionals
  • 6: Semi-automatic Content Analysis of Trip Diaries: Pull Factors to Catalonia
  • 7: Motivations for Wedding Tourism: A Demand-side Perspective
  • 8: Hotel Disintermediation and User-Generated Content in the Czech Republic
  • 9: Mapping Destination Choice: Set Theory as a Methodological Tool
  • 10: Effects of Personal and Trip Characteristics on Holiday Choice
  • 11: Drivers of Trip Cancellations among Australian Travelers
  • 12: Cognitive and Affective Bases for Local Seafood Consumption of Tourists
  • 13: Experiential Travel and Guided Tours: Following the Latest Consumption Trends
  • 14: What Makes Visitors Spend More: Effects of Motivations on Daily Expenditure
  • 15: We are not Tourists. We Fit in this Community
  • 16: Do Negative Experiences of Hospitality Services Always Lead to Dissatisfaction?
  • 17: Structural Equation Modeling - Restaurant Guest Behavioral Intentions
  • 18: Effects of People in Photographs on Potential Visitors’ Evaluations

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Kozak is Professor of Tourism in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey and currently affiliated as a Visiting Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong. He holds both Master's and Ph.D. degrees in tourism management. His research focuses on consumer behaviour, benchmarking, destination management and marketing, and Mediterranean tourism. He acts as the co-editor of Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research.

Kozak s Professor of Tourism in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Anadolu University, Turkey. He gained both his Master's and Ph.D. degrees in the area of tourism management. His research activities focus on tourism marketing and bibliometrics. He is the Editor of Anatolia: Turizm Arastirmalari Dergisi and the co-editor of Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research.