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A research programme is currently underway in Sweden to investigate the determinants of tourism. The idea is to bring together researchers from different disciplines - sociology, psychology, economics, human geography and computer science - to study a central theme, tourism, using similar methods...

Author(s)
Nyberg, L.
Citation
Revue de Tourisme, 1992, 47, 2, pp 8-10
Abstract

This paper investigates how past experience influences choice behaviour and valuation in a hypothetical travel mode choice situation. It uses a stated choice question asked of visitors (n=335) to a major ski resort in Sweden in 1996. The author explores whether an individual's choice behaviour,...

Author(s)
Nerhagen, L.
Publisher
IP Publishing Limited, London, UK
Citation
Tourism Economics, 2003, 9, 1, pp 5-30
Abstract

In a comprehensive survey of Norwegian charter tourists (N=1222), the relationships between tourists' motives for travelling, their definition of holiday type, and their behaviour are examined among two different groups of tourists. The first group, the "decision makers," actually made the travel...

Author(s)
Prebensen, N. K.; Kleiven, J.
Publisher
Haworth Press Inc., Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Hospitality & Leisure Marketing, 2006, 14, 1, pp 75-97
Abstract

Guidebooks contain important sources of information for travellers. It can be assumed that they influence the reader's choice of tourist sites, as a selection of tourist attractions is presented in the books. In this study, the influence of guidebooks on German tourists' choice of tourist sites in...

Author(s)
Zillinger, M.
Publisher
Routledge, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2006, 6, 3, pp 229-247
Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between trip motives and the importance placed on nature when choosing a destination. More specifically, it investigates how much importance tourists, motivated by their 'everyday lives', attach to nature in their decision to travel to their...

Author(s)
Mehmetoglu, M.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Journal of Ecotourism, 2007, 6, 2, pp 111-126
Abstract

Generally, people's decision-making processes leading to their going on holiday are defined as complex processes characterized by high degrees of uncertainty and risk; substantial expenditure; and elaborate pre-purchase information search. However, the series of qualitative interviews which this...

Author(s)
Blichfeldt, B. S.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourist Studies, 2007, 7, 3, pp 249-269
Abstract

This paper examines how a number of determinants affect students' destination choices for their summer vacation trip. By means of a multinomial regression procedure on 583 students attending a medium-sized Norwegian university college, two main findings are presented. General vacation motives and...

Author(s)
Thrane, C.
Publisher
Routledge, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2008, 8, 4, pp 333-348
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This article examines holiday decision-making. A survey was conducted on 126 tourists in Denmark. Although both the extent and nature of holiday decision-making during the holiday differ profoundly across the informants, a key finding is that, to some tourists, many decisions - and especially those ...

Author(s)
Blichfeldt, B. S.
Publisher
Hüseyin Yıldırım, Ankara, Turkey
Citation
Anatolia, 2008, 19, 2, pp 287-305
Abstract

This paper discusses risky and uncertain decision-making in the framework of gambling. The well-known anomaly of favourite-longshot bias is considered. We argue that gambling behaviour can be seen as consumption. Thus, gambling behaviour is more than a risky choice. It is reasonable to assume that...

Author(s)
Suhonen, N.; Linden, M.
Publisher
University of Buckingham Press, Bicester, UK
Citation
Journal of Gambling Business and Economics, 2010, 4, 2, pp 43-61
Abstract

Human behavior impacts the environment we live in. In order to better understand how one group, boat owners, in three Nordic countries adjacent to the Baltic Sea; Sweden, Finland and Denmark, viewed the relationship between the marine environment, leisure boats and issues of responsibility, a...

Author(s)
Wester, M.; Eklund, B.
Publisher
Springer, New York, USA
Citation
Environmental Management, 2011, 48, 1, pp 70-80

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