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As urban areas and populations increase rapidly worldwide, experiences of nature play in urban green spaces would be a key for reconnecting people and natural environments. However, few studies have demonstrated the effects of childhood nature play on nature-related behavior among adults and its...

Author(s)
Hosaka, T.; Numata, S.; Sugimoto, K.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Landscape and Urban Planning, 2018, 180, pp 1-4
Abstract

This paper investigates how outdoor recreation demand is reflected in the commercial tourism supply. We bring together the demand and the supply perspectives as well as the domestic and international dimensions, i.e. linking outdoor recreation with nature-based tourism. The data is collected...

Author(s)
Margaryan, L.; Fredman, P.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 2017, 17, pp 84-92
Abstract

Island tourism is fast becoming popular among tourists, and for Malaysia this provides a fertile avenue for further extension of her tourism industry. This study examined the attractions and development of tourism in Pangkor Island, Perak as perceived by international tourists. A total of 125 male...

Author(s)
Jabil Mapjabil; Badariah Ab Rahman; Mohamad Pirdaus Yusoh; Mazdi Marzuki; Mohd Zulhalmi Ibrahim; Harifah Mohd Noor
Publisher
Universiti Kebangsaan, Selngor, Malaysia
Citation
Geografia. Malaysian Journal of Society and Space, 2015, 11, 12, pp 100-111
Abstract

Volunteer tourism is a growing form of alternative travel and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are the primary institutions placing volunteers abroad. This empirical study focuses on the criteria used by volunteer-tourism NGOs for choosing countries and locations for their work. It also...

Author(s)
Keese, J. R.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Geographies, 2011, 13, 2, pp 257-279
Abstract

There have been a number of studies conducted on visitation patterns to the Wet Tropics rainforest in north-east Queensland, Australia. However, little has been undertaken in exploring the visitors' attitudes and behaviours (based on activities pursued) in the rainforest, and their 'experience' of...

Author(s)
McNamara, K. E.; Prideaux, B.
Publisher
Routledge, Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2011, 14, 1, pp 47-55
Abstract

Protected natural areas are a significant tourism resource in many countries, including Norway, Sweden, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The provision of tourism facilities in such areas is increasing but this is not without controversy. Tensions have arisen in some areas where international...

Author(s)
Wray, K.; Espiner, S.; Perkins, H. C.
Publisher
Routledge, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2010, 10, 3, pp 272-290
Abstract

This paper analyzes the management of international tourist demand for adventure activities in Costa Rica and Valle Central. In particular, tourist demand for activities such as hiking, bird watching, nature observation and visits to volcanoes, among others, is not being met by tour operators and...

Author(s)
Villalobos-Céspedes, D.; Galdeano-Gómez, E.; Tolón-Becerra, A.
Publisher
Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke, UK
Citation
Tourism and Hospitality Research, 2010, 10, 3, pp 234-245
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This study examines the relationship between the image of a destination and tourist's behavioural intentions, and between that same image and the post-purchase evaluation of the quality of the whole destination and the tour. This study also examines the relationship between quality and satisfaction ...

Author(s)
Mohamed, G. A.
Publisher
University of the Aegean, Chios, Greece
Citation
Tourismos, 2008, 3, 1, pp 36-65
Abstract

This paper examines the role of coastal areas and attractions in the development of tourism in three island settings from a range of demand and supply perspectives. The classic 3 'S's are shown to be just one dimension of the islands' appeal and one that is complementary rather than dominant. All...

Author(s)
Pearce, D. G.
Publisher
Institute for Tourism, Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Tourism (Zagreb), 2001, 49, 3, pp 255-266
Abstract

The more we understand the choices made by the travelling public about sets of activities, the more potential tourists will be generated through improved market planning and promotional strategies. Activity based segmentation was used to identify five groups of Hong Kong international pleasure...

Author(s)
Hsieh, S.; O'Leary, J. T.; Morrison, A. M.
Citation
Tourism Management, 1992, 13, 2, pp 209-223

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