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The analysis of tourist flows is an integral but often neglected part of the geography of tourism. This paper aims to develop a more integrated approach to the study of international tourist flows using recent empirical data from French Polynesia. In particular, the various levels at which...

Author(s)
Pearce, D. G.
Citation
Cahiers du Tourisme, Centre des Hautes Études Touristiques, Université de Droit, d'Economie et des Sciences, Aix-en-Provence, B, 1985, No. 44, pp 6-10
Abstract

Measures of vacation travel patterns, derived from the USA 1977 National Travel Survey, are examined for 16 states to determine if there are statistically explainable patterns. The three measures of vacation travel patterns are: the distance exponent for a gravity model developed for each state;...

Author(s)
Smith, S. L. J.
Citation
Leisure Sciences, 1985, 7, 2, pp 151-174
Abstract

Using selected activities from the 1983 US Nationwide Recreation Survey this paper addresses the following objectives: (1) the relationship between selected outdoor recreation activities and distance travelled; (2) the relationship between selected outdoor recreation activities and length of stay;...

Author(s)
O'Leary, J. T.; Uysal, M.; Dottavio, F. D.; Cordell, H. K.
Publisher
Academy of Marketing Science, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, USA
Citation
Tourism services marketing: advances in theory and practice. Special conference series, volume II, 1986, 1986, pp 30-40
Abstract

The allocation of individual time can have a 'commodity value' if the use of time is enjoyable. The study focuses on recreational boating in East Texas and, after specifying a model of multi-site recreational demand, the commodity value of travel time to each site is estimated. Implications of the...

Author(s)
Chavas, J. P.; Stoll, J.; Sellan, C.
Citation
Applied Economics, 1989, 21, 6, pp 711-712
Abstract

The distance of travel has been considered an important determinant of travel decisions. As a result several tourism demand studies have incorporated distance among their explanatory variables. However, while the role of distance has been extensively investigated in relation to tourist arrivals,...

Author(s)
Anastasopoulos, P.
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 1991, 18, 4, pp 663-666
Abstract

A series of propositions relating to cognitive distance in the context of tourism is presented. The propositions are intended to frame the state of existing knowledge and to guide the development of future research. They are developed from inferences and transitions from work reported in other...

Author(s)
Ankoman, P. K.; Crompton, J. L.
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 1992, 19, 2, pp 323-342
Abstract

An appreciation of distance is important in all studies of travel behaviour. However, the impressions of distance that travellers hold in their minds are often very different from real distance. Such, 'cognitive distance' tends to be overlooked in travel research. A study to investigate whether...

Author(s)
Walmsley, D. J.; Jenkins, J. M.
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 1992, 31, 1, pp 24-29
Abstract

To analyse the regional importance of tourism and its contributions to the local economy it is necessary to go beyond the absolute numbers of tourist arrivals and tourist expenditure. The Travel Dispersal Index (TDI) is proposed as a comprehensive means of analysing international tourists'...

Author(s)
Oppermann, M.
Citation
Journal of Tourism Studies, 1992, 3, 1, pp 44-49
Abstract

This work comprises a methodological presentation of the use of the gravitational model in the tourist industry in Croatia. The distance between the residual area of the tourist and his destination is analysed. It is found that distance travelled has a directly proportional influence on the motives ...

Author(s)
Tanković, Š.
Citation
Acta Turistica, 1993, 5, 2, pp 101-108
Abstract

National forest trail users in four geographical regions of the USA are described based on participation in clusters of recreation activities. Visitors are classified into day hiking, undeveloped recreation, and two developed camping and hiking activity clusters for the Appalachian, Pacific, Rocky...

Author(s)
Daigle, J. J.; Watson, A. E.; Haas, G. E.
Citation
Research Paper - Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, 1994, No. NE-685, pp i + 13 pp.

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