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Little is known about backpacker enclaves and the concept itself needs clarification. The present study analysed the concept and surveyed the characteristics and local impacts of five varied enclaves in four nations. Most have a concentration of tourist businesses and are centrally located near...

Author(s)
Howard, R. W.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2007, 9, 2, pp 73-86
Abstract

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

Ecological systems theory and research focus on describing and explaining the thoughts and actions of individuals and groups within specific contexts of their lives. This article applies ecological systems theory to examine the contextual facilitating and constraining factors in the thoughts and...

Author(s)
Woodside, A. G.; Caldwell, M.; Spurr, R.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2006, 44, 3, pp 259-272
Abstract

Leisure and tourism activities conceived as part of the developmental process of particular areas or regions can contribute to their economic growth to varying degrees of intensity so that they can be attainable and/or desirable. The exploitation of national resources is of great economic value in...

Author(s)
Soutsas, K.; Tsantopoulos, G.; Arabatzis, G.; Christopoulou, O.
Publisher
WIT Press, Southampton, UK
Citation
International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, 2006, 1, 1, pp 32-45
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 the hypothesis that repeated purchases in the tourism markets could be considered as a consequence of asymmetrical information problems. This hypothesis is analysed with the case study of the island of Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) using the estimation of a count data model....

Author(s)
Ledesma, F. J.; Navarro, M.; Pérez-Rodríguez, J. V.
Publisher
Routledge, London, UK
Citation
Applied Economics, 2005, 37, 18, pp 2055-2065
Abstract

Backpacker tourist enclaves dot the globe but have been little studied. The present study examined the structure and functioning of Khaosan Road; Bangkok's large archetypal backpacker bubble. It gauged basic dimensions such as tourist area spread, guesthouse and business numbers, and tourist...

Author(s)
Howard, R. W.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2005, 7, 6, pp 357-374
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Cover for Holistic case-based modelling of customers' thinking-doing destination choice.

This chapter deepens understanding of holistic case-based modelling of customers' thinking-doing brand experiences using grounded theory studies. The chapter includes an empirical study to illustrate the method. The reported study includes applying the 'long-interview method' and 'theoretical...

Author(s)
Woodside, A. G.; MacDonald, R.; Burford, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851990215)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

This study investigates the effects of the 2001 outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) on visitors to Dartmoor in Devon (South West England, UK). Questionnaire interviews with 140 walkers at Hound Tor were conducted to ascertain the effects of the FMD on visitors. Higher proportions of local...

Author(s)
Rodway-Dyer, S.; Shaw, G.
Publisher
Multilingual Matters Ltd, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2005, 13, 1, pp 63-81
Abstract

In 2001, the Province of New Brunswick, Canada, undertook a survey of 4990 tourists. Among those, 1101 (22%) were interested in participating in local festivals and special events. Using the data provided in this survey, the purpose of this article is to examine the other interests and travel...

Author(s)
LeBlanc, M.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Event Management, 2004, 8, 4, pp 203-212

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