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The Knoxville Urban Wilderness (KUW) in Eastern Tennessee is part of a larger global trend of acquiring vacant lands within urban landscapes for their natural habitat and recreation value. At 688 ha, the KUW is one of the largest urban wilderness areas in the United States, consisting of...

Author(s)
Zefferman, E. P.; McKinney, M. L.; Cianciolo, T.; Fritz, B. I.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 2018, 29, pp 357-366
Abstract

This article presents four studies that replicate and extend a recent article examining how guest participation in voluntary green programs (e.g., towel reuse) increases service satisfaction by evoking a "warm glow" response. Importantly for managers, we not only replicate across new hospitality...

Author(s)
Giebelhausen, M.; Chun HaeEun [Chun, H. E. H. ]
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 2017, 58, 2, pp 122-133
Abstract

A variety of social and ecological factors influence the level and extent of ecological change that occurs in a park or protected area. Understanding these factors and how they are interrelated can help managers prevent undesirable ecological impacts, especially in areas without formal trails and...

Author(s)
D'Antonio, A.; Monz, C.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Environmental Management, 2016, 170, pp 79-87
Abstract

Neighbourhood parks provide opportunities for social interaction and access to social network-based resources, which may contribute to park-based social capital. Studies of park-based social capital suggest it is a collective, measurable aspect of the built environment. However, social capital may...

Author(s)
Mowen, A. J.; Rung, A. L.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Leisure/Loisir, 2016, 40, 3, pp 297-324
Abstract

The opportunity to observe or interact with animals in a zoo is often vital in influencing visitors' positive feelings towards animals and ultimately their conservation behavior. This study explores the relationship between observed animal behavior and zoo visitors' responses. A self-administered...

Author(s)
Luebke, J. F.; Watters, J. V.; Packer, J.; Miller, L. J.; Powell, D. M.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Visitor Studies, 2016, 19, 1, pp 60-76
Abstract

Survey response format has been shown to influence norm prevalence (percentage reporting a norm) and the numerical value of the reported norm. This article summarizes an experiment where respondents were randomly assigned to one of two conditions. In the semi-open response format treatment,...

Author(s)
Vaske, J. J.; Donnelly, M. P.; Bingül, M. B.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Leisure Sciences, 2016, 38, 3, pp 284-294
Abstract

The purpose of this study is to compare differences on information search patterns, spending behaviors, and satisfaction levels among visitors attending three event types. The existing literature has by and large addressed visitor behaviors based on visitor characteristics. This study, however,...

Author(s)
Wang Wei; Cole, S. T.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Event Management, 2016, 20, 1, pp 3-10
Abstract

Wine tourism is a relatively fledgling industry sector facing a number of important economic development issues. One such issue is the industry's ability to foster a sustainable revenue base for small and medium wineries. Winery visitation is a significant concern and in this paper is defined as...

Author(s)
Byrd, E. T.; Canziani, B.; Hsieh YuChin; Debbage, K.; Sonmez, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2016, 52, pp 19-29
Abstract

Repeat visitors are important to a destination and may differ from first time visitors. The aim of this study was to examine the frequency of visits to a destination and examine satisfaction and intention to return rather than examine the repeat visitor as a large homogenous group. The results here ...

Author(s)
Mays, S.; Hritz, N. M.
Publisher
The College of Tourism and Hotel Management, Nicosia, Cyprus
Citation
Tourism Today, 2015, No.15, pp 7-21
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This study investigates the relationships between visitor motivations, destination evaluation and future behavior intentions. Data for the study were collected through a structured questionnaire from a purposive sample of pleasure travelers to the state of West Virginia during summer 2012....

Author(s)
Maumbe, K.; Arbogast, D.
Publisher
Institute for Tourism, Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Tourism (Zagreb), 2015, 63, 4, pp 465-478

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