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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

The four papers that comprise the final section focus on possible future developments in tourist behaviour, attempting to throw some light on the topic by observing current tourist behaviours among the young. Papers draw on evidence from Sweden and Italy in discussing patterns of demand and travel...

Author(s)
Hartmann, J. (et al.)
Citation
Sociologia Urbana e Rurale, 1992, No. 38, pp 377-411
Abstract

This paper contrasts distribution systems in various European countries (UK, Germany, Scandinavia, France, Italy, and Spain) and identifies differences between Northern and Southern Europe. It is indicated that there are pronounced differences in approaches to holiday taking in Europe. In Northern...

Author(s)
Casarin, F.
Publisher
Continuum, London, UK
Citation
Tourism distribution channels: practices, issues and transformations, 2001, pp 137-150
Abstract

In the paper a study of mobile phones-owners with the Wireless Application Protocol (wap) in Norway is presented. Then some technical aspects regard a wap-based booking application is described and discussed. The findings used in this paper are based on a national representative survey in the...

Author(s)
Tjostheim, I.; Heier, S.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien, Wien, Austria
Citation
Information and communication technologies in tourism 2001: Proceedings of the International Conference in Montreal, Canada, 2001, 2001, pp 130-138
Abstract

This paper examines the preferences for information sources in travel planning by experienced travellers and Internet users in Norway. The study focuses on 4 categories of sources and how travellers planning to go on a city-holiday rank these sources and their sub-categories. A total of 392...

Author(s)
Tjøstheim, I.; Tronvoll, B.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien, Wien, Austria
Citation
City tourism 2002: Proceedings of European Cities Tourism's International Conference in Vienna, Austria, 2002, 2002, pp 276-285
Abstract

This article examines the effect of internet-based electronic markets on consumer search in the travel and tourism industry. Two Finnish experiments, conducted in September 1999 and September 2000, provide the empirical basis for the article. We address the question of whether consumer search in...

Author(s)
ÖÖrni, A.; Klein, S.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Information Technology and Tourism, 2003, 6, 1, pp 3-11
Abstract

This paper examines the effect of internet-based travel and tourism markets on pre-purchase consumer search. It specifically addresses the question of whether consumer search in electronic markets is substantially different from search in conventional markets, judged by the objectives and amount of ...

Author(s)
Öörni, A.
Publisher
Haworth Hospitality Press, Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2004, 17, 2/3, pp 3-14
Abstract

This article explores one potential reason for the online tourism market's slower than expected growth rate. It investigates to what extent value-added services provided by websites for tour operators and travel agencies are actually perceived as important by the customer in the search and purchase ...

Author(s)
Lexhagen, M.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Information Technology and Tourism, 2004, 7, 2, pp 119-135
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

Switching costs are costs that customers face when switching from one firm to another. In markets such as the airline market where repeated purchases are common, switching costs may be substantial. In this paper, the switching costs are estimated for domestic airline routes in Sweden between 1992...

Author(s)
Carlsson, F.; Löfgren, Å.
Publisher
Routledge, London, UK
Citation
Applied Economics, 2006, 38, 13, pp 1469-1475

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