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This article presents the results of a quantitative study designed to investigate the perceptual and behavioural responses of tourists to a disastrous event. Looking specifically at the 2011 Queensland floods, this article explores the image perceptions held by 2113 members of the Australian...

Author(s)
Walters, G.; Mair, J.; Ritchie, B.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2015, 21, 1, pp 101-113
Abstract

This study investigates the relationships across a behaviour model of festival visitors based on a major festival encouraging energy saving and carbon reduction (ESCR). Using the 2010 Taipei International Flora Exposition (Taiwan) as a case study, 275 visitors completed a questionnaire, the answers ...

Author(s)
Horng JeouShyan; Hu MengLei [Hu, M. L. M. ]; Teng ChihChing; Hsiao HanLiang; Tsai ChangYen; Liu ChihHsing
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2014, 22, 8, pp 1216-1235
Abstract

Levels of attractiveness and satisfaction of tourism destinations to a large extent depend on the availability of various support facilities. In case of Langkawi, availability of facilities at jetty terminals is crucial for tourists visiting the Island via sea. The main objective of the present...

Author(s)
Shardy Abdullah; Aleff Omar, S. N.; Mastura Jaafar; Arman Abdul Razak; Azizan Marzuki
Publisher
Universiti Kebangsaan, Selngor, Malaysia
Citation
Geografia. Malaysian Journal of Society and Space, 2013, 9, 4, pp 15-23
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The topic of residents' attitudes towards tourism development has been analyzed by many authors, leading us to discuss the possibility of proposing a universal model to explain it. The difficulties and progress made in this field are argued. The main contribution of this study is the inclusion of...

Author(s)
Vargas-Sánchez, A.; Porras-Bueno, N.; Plaza-Mejía, M. de los Á.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2011, 38, 2, pp 460-480
Abstract

Historical cultural geography and interpretive research are used to examine how Yosemite National Park visitors travel through and perceive the transportation system in order to explore broader meanings of transportation systems as cultural landscapes in national parks. Qualitative analysis of 160...

Author(s)
Youngs, Y. L.; White, D. D.; Wodrich, J. A.
Publisher
Routledge, London, UK
Citation
Society & Natural Resources, 2008, 21, 9, pp 797-811
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Issues of crime in a destination area affect real and perceived visitor safety; away from rare but high profile incidents such as terrorist attacks, visitor security is more likely to be affected by a lesser criminal activity. This paper contributes to our existing understanding of how tourism can...

Author(s)
Walker, L.; Page, S. J.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2007, 10, 6, pp 505-542
Abstract

This chapter reports the findings of a study conducted in four areas in New Zealand to identify patterns of visitor decision-making behaviour, perception and response. The 'reporting' is organized in two sections. The first is focused upon visitor decision-making. The second describes visitors' and ...

Author(s)
Swaffield, S.; Moore, K.; Fairweather, J.
Publisher
EOS Ecology, Christchurch, New Zealand
Citation
Understanding the tourism host-guest encounter in New Zealand: foundations for adaptive planning and management, 2005, pp 57-81
Abstract

This paper examines trampling impacts on vegetation and soil as well as visitors' perception of these impacts in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China. Results indicate that visitor usage is proportionate to trampling impacts, with the two most used trails (Yellowstone Village Trail and Gold Whip ...

Author(s)
Deng JinYang; Qiang Shi; Walker, G. J.; Zhang, Y. Q.
Publisher
Multilingual Matters Ltd, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2003, 11, 6, pp 529-548
Abstract

This study evaluated the role of tourism as an agent of change between two countries that have been traditionally hostile to each other (Israel and Jordan). 50 Jewish Israeli ecotourists who travelled to Jordan for the first time were asked to complete a structured questionnaire that measured...

Author(s)
Pizam, A.; Fleischer, A.; Mansfeld, Y.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2002, 41, 2, pp 177-184

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