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The goal of the research was to develop a better understanding of how risk attitudes influence vacation behaviour. An exploratory field study was conducted to evaluate the risk attitude, vacation behaviour relationship. A sample of residents in College Station, Texas, USA, completed a self...

Author(s)
Roehl, W. S.
Citation
Dissertation Abstracts International. A, Humanities and Social Sciences, 1989, 50, 4, pp p.1089
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Foreign guests at Mfuwe Lodge in South Luangwa National Park participated in a questionnaire survey to determine the relative importance of various benefits derived from their stay, including: opportunities for viewing wildlife, opportunities for experiencing local culture, interesting scenery,...

Author(s)
Husbands, W.
Publisher
International Business Press, Binghamton, USA
Citation
Global tourist behavior., 1994, pp 21-38
Abstract

Knowledge of public attitudes towards Great Lakes ecosystem issues in North America is important for resource managers, scientists, educators, and other key decision makers. The article presents data on the attitudes and opinions of recreational users of the Great Lakes resource. In 1993 and 1994,...

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Lichtkoppler, F. R.; Berry, M. A.; Kelch, D. O.
Citation
Journal of Aquatic Ecosystem Health, 1995, 4, 2, pp 107-115
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The paper presents results of a nationwide study of 690 backpackers (from a population of 778) in Australia, revealing that they are primarily motivated by the need for excitement/adventure and meeting local people. Factor analysis was used to examine their motives with respect to Pearce's Travel...

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Loker-Murphy, L.
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 1996, 5, 4, pp 23-45
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A survey of 184 adults in Singapore examined the characteristics of heavy users of travel agents [date not specified]. Compared with light users, the Singaporean heavy users of travel agents were found to be more involved with holiday travel, more innovative in their choice of holiday travel...

Author(s)
Goldsmith, R. E.; Litvin, S. W.
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 1999, 38, 2, pp 127-133
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To have a better understanding about Japanese leisure travellers, this study was designed to identify the relative importance of vacation motives as perceived by Japanese travellers; to identify the underlying dimensions of the vacation motives; and to examine the significant differences between...

Author(s)
Heung, V. C. S.; Qu HaiLin; Chu, R.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2001, 22, 3, pp 259-269
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This study uses the secondary data collected in 1995 for the Canadian Tourism Commission to: (1) profile Canadians who do not really like to travel (n=303); (2) examine the differences between non-travellers who say they don't like to travel, and travellers who say they don't like to travel; and...

Author(s)
Pennington-Gray, L.; White, E.
Publisher
Haworth Hospitality Press, Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism, 2001, 1, 4, pp 77-87
Abstract

Subjective age - as distinct from chronological age - is a relatively recent area of scientific inquiry within quality-of-life studies. The purpose of this empirical study was to see whether the size of the gap between actual and self-perceived age could be predicted from a knowledge of a senior's...

Author(s)
Cleaver, M.; Muller, T. E.
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Social Indicators Research, 2002, 60, 1/3, pp 227-241
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This study investigated change in destination perception during the course of a holiday using in situ research techniques. Data are obtained from surveys of motorists (n=748) travelling through Arizona, USA. Cognitive perceptions were represented by destination knowledge and affective perceptions...

Author(s)
Vogt, C. A.; Andereck, K. L.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2002, 41, 4, pp 348-354
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Despite its Mediterranean location, Turkey has been unable to consistently achieve its tourism goals, as evidenced by fluctuating numbers in tourism earnings and a small share of the international tourism market. This discrepancy might be attributed to Turkey's image in the minds of world...

Author(s)
Sönmez, S.; Sirakaya, E.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2002, 41, 2, pp 185-196

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