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Cover for Tourism ecolabels market research in Germany.

German tourists' expectations of tourism ecolabels are explored. A survey of 670 domestic and international tourists examined their attitudes towards ecolabels and information needs are investigated. The interaction between environmental and quality aspects of holidays in general is also discussed. ...

Author(s)
Lübbert, C.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995069)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

This study examined the decision variables used by German travel consumers when making certain travel decisions. Data (n=103) were gathered in March 2000 at the International Tourism Exchange (ITB) in Berlin. ITB is the leading trade fair for the global tourism industry. The authors investigated...

Author(s)
Lennon, R.; Clottey, B.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Analysis, 2002, 7, 1, pp 67-73
Abstract

This study explored perceptual and behavioural differences in service quality, satisfaction, and intention to revisit between Asian and Western family independent travellers (FITs) and to profile each group by its demographic and vacation characteristics as well as its family vacation...

Author(s)
Hsu, C. H. C.; Kang, S. K.
Publisher
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong, China
Citation
Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 2003, 8, 1, pp 58-71
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Cover for Profiling the one- and two-star hotel guests for targeted segmentation action: a descriptive investigation of risk perceptions, expectations, disappointments and information processing tendencies.

This chapter aims to examine the one- and two-star hotels in with regard to issues that are known to influence choice behaviour (expectations, disappointments with past experiences and perceived risk), while taking into account information need and processing habits. The specific purpose of the...

Author(s)
Dolničar, S.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997490)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A study of tourist decision processes: Algarve, Portugal.

This study investigates tourist consumer behaviour in the Algarve, Portugal, with particular emphasis on their perceptions and motivations. A theoretical framework is developed, which assumes a relationship between pre-decision, decision and post-purchasing evaluation, (i.e. the main phases of the...

Author(s)
Correia, A.; Crouch, G. I.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997490)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cultural determinants of tourist intention to return.

The criteria by which tourists decide to return to a destination is considered using survey data obtained from 428 visitors to the Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii, USA, during the spring tourism season of 2001. It also analyses the effect of culture and nationality on the intention to return....

Author(s)
Caneen, J. M.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997490)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Signs or symbols convey symbolic meaning and are thought to impact individuals' decisions to purchase products and services. This construct, referred to as "sign value," is comprised of sub-constructs, including symbolic meaning and social interaction. Both sub-constructs theoretically represent...

Author(s)
Cho MiHea; Kerstetter, D. L.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, London, UK
Citation
Leisure Sciences, 2004, 26, 1, pp 19-34
Abstract

Focusing on consumer and travel behaviour of adventure travellers, this study proposes a classification of adventure travellers for segmenting the US adventure travel market. A survey of adventure travellers (N=892) examined traveller characteristics, trip-related factors in the decision-making...

Author(s)
Sung, H. H.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2004, 42, 4, pp 343-356
Abstract

Despite customers' increasing environmental concerns and demand for green products in the lodging industry, there has been a lack of research undertaken to identify critical factors in hotel consumers' eco-friendly decision-making processes. The present study was designed to identify the expected...

Author(s)
Lee MiSung; Han HeeSup; Willson, G.
Publisher
Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2011, 28, 8, pp 840-855
Abstract

This exploratory study examines the relative importance of wine's region of origin in the consumer wine-buying decision-making process in a restaurant setting of the market. The research seeks to evaluate whether its relative importance varies and under what conditions, including taking into...

Author(s)
Bruwer, J.; Li, E.; Lang, S.; Chaumont, S.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 2012, 15, 3, pp 300-318

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