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This article examines push and pull motivations of hunting tourists - those hunters who travel outside their usual hunting area - as well as push motivations differences between regular hunters and hunting tourists. An online survey was used to collect 557 responses from Finnish hunters. Principal...

Author(s)
Suni, J.; Pesonen, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2019, 19, 2, pp 175-191
Abstract

Purpose: This paper aims to reveal the similarities and variances in activity patterns among those traveling alone and with a different mix of travel companions in the context of nature-based tourism. Design/methodology/approach: In this research, five different travel parties (alone, with small...

Author(s)
Chen, J. S.; Wang Wei; Prebensen, N. K.
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, Bradford, UK
Citation
Tourism Review, 2016, 71, 1, pp 45-56
Abstract

The increasing globalization of markets and the criticality of reaching the right lifestyle segments make the relationship between personal motives and cultural values an important area for academic research and managerial practice. The authors seek to provide an understanding of this relationship...

Author(s)
Iversen, N. M.; Hem, L. E.; Mehmetoglu, M.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2016, 33, Suppl. 1, pp S38-S66
Abstract

This paper provides a comprehensive econometric analysis of the expenditures of international visitors to the Western fjord-region of Norway. The data come from an intercept survey conducted on randomly elicited summer visitors at central tourism locations in the region. Estimations are performed...

Author(s)
Engström, T.; Kipperberg, G.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2015, 51, pp 131-141
Abstract

Although previous research suggests that people prefer to think of themselves as being authentic (or individualistic) travellers rather than stereotyped tourists, there have been few studies investigating the external validity of such claim. This paper addresses this research gap by investigating...

Author(s)
Doran, R.; Larsen, S.; Wolff, K.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2015, 17, 6, pp 555-563
Abstract

Length of stay (LOS) is one of the most commonly used variables in visitor surveys. The economic theory of consumer behavior postulates that a rational consumer maximizes utility subject to his /her budgetary restrictions. The objective of this study was to combine socio-demographic and travel...

Author(s)
Prebensen, N. K.; Altin, M.; Uysal, M.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2015, 15, Suppl. 1, pp 28-47
Abstract

This article focuses on the impact of social visibility of consumption on tourists' purchase decision making. We focus on two important purchase decisions leading up to the time of departure: the choice of destination and the choice of an airline to get to the he results show that when individuals...

Author(s)
Josiassen, A.; Assaf, A. G.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2013, 40, 1, pp 155-175
Abstract

The aim of the study was to examine the impact of perceived risk on travel behavior and information search, and explore the mediating effect of tourist type. The results based on a quantitative survey of Finnish travelers' show how risk-prudent and risk-aversive tourists use specific types of...

Author(s)
Björk, P.; Kauppinen-Räisänen, H.
Publisher
Routledge, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2011, 11, 3, pp 306-323
Abstract

Based on a survey of about 6500 business and leisure travellers, multiple regression analysis is used to estimate the magnitude of the factors that determine spending by Danes travelling within Denmark and outbound from Denmark. Explanatory variables such as trip purpose (leisure or business),...

Author(s)
Marcussen, C. H.
Publisher
Routledge, Taylor & Francis, Oxfordshire, UK
Citation
Anatolia, 2011, 22, 1, pp 47-55
Abstract

This paper addresses the issue of the budget traveler (backpacker) as compared to mainstream tourists, highlighting travel motivations, subjective judgments of risk, tourist worries and tourists' self identifications. A total of 1880 tourists to Norway participated in the study, of which 211 were...

Author(s)
Larsen, S.; Øgaard, T.; Brun, W.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2011, 38, 2, pp 690-707

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