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Travel brochures are used throughout the tourist industry to promote virtually all tourist destinations. This study examines how regional travellers in a US state request and use this material, specifically focusing on the relationships between brochure use, propensity to travel and travel...

Author(s)
Wicks, B. E.; Schuett, M. A.
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 1993, 2, 2/3, pp 77-90
Abstract

The image that tourists have of a travel destination is based upon a set of perceptions concerning that destination. Understanding the cognitive structure of destination image is a prerequisite to designing tourism marketing programmes aimed at enhancing that image and increasing time spent by...

Author(s)
Dadgostar, B.; Isotalo, R. M.
Citation
Journal of Hospitality & Leisure Marketing, 1995, 3, 2, pp 25-34
Abstract

This research focuses on gay-oriented infrastructure as opposed to tourists. The paper looks at the spatial distribution of gay tourism and recreation establishments around the world, using data derived from the German publication, the Spartacus International Gay Guide. It was found that even...

Author(s)
Ivy, R. L.
Publisher
Routledge, London, UK
Citation
Tourism Geographies, 2001, 3, 3, pp 338-355
Abstract

Two determinants of travel behaviour, viz. motivation and destination choice, are chosen to verify the validity of travel typologies. The study is based on an extensive and representative travel survey covering almost 2000 households and more than 12 000 trips within Switzerland. Generally, travel...

Author(s)
Graf, L.; Ossig, C.
Publisher
Editions AIEST (Association Internationale d'Experts Scientifiques du Tourisme), St. Gallen, Switzerland
Citation
Tourism Review, 2002, 57, 1/4, pp 28-32
Abstract

This study examines the senior travel market and its behaviour in Taiwan using data obtained from a survey of 284 senior travellers in Taipei and Kaohsiung in August 2001. Ridit analysis is used to explore the destination selection attributes of senior travellers. Three travel barrier factors were...

Author(s)
Huang, L.; Tsai HsienTang
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2003, 24, 5, pp 561-574
Abstract

This paper extends the work of other researchers by investigating surf tourists from a behavioural perspective, with the main aim of the study being to gain an insight into the travel patterns of the surf tourism market of Australia. This is achieved in an empirical way by using unsupervised neural ...

Author(s)
Dolnicar, S.; Fluker, M.
Publisher
Routledge, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Sport Tourism, 2003, 8, 3, pp 186-196
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This chapter examines the interconnections, or nexus, between wine consumer behaviour and wine tourism, including both theoretical concepts and applied research findings. Until very recently most wine tourism research had been conducted at wineries, which is very useful for evaluation of product...

Author(s)
Getz, D.; Carlsen, J.; Brown, G.; Havitz, M.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845933234)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

This research examines the effectiveness of destination familiarity as a segmentation variable. Based on the traditional destination-choice model, which suggests that customers might eliminate unfavorable destinations in the early stages of information search process, this research proposes that...

Author(s)
Chen, C. C.; Lin YuehHsiu
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2012, 14, 4, pp 339-352
Abstract

Recent developments in the airline industry have given rise to new types of tourists who differ in terms of the ways they devise their own travel itineraries. In particular, airline liberalisation has impacted the tourism industry with an array of strategic actions that involve pricing, service and ...

Author(s)
Liasidou, S.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Geographies, 2013, 15, 3, pp 511-528
Abstract

Surf tourism is a multibillion dollar industry expected to continue expanding. Despite such economic significance, the surf tourism literature has gaps related to surf tourism segments. In response, this study applied the serious leisure framework to profile serious surfers and contrast their...

Author(s)
Sotomayor, S.; Barbieri, C.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2016, 18, 1, pp 62-73

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