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This study aims to examine whether decomposed search engine data can be used to improve the forecasting accuracy of tourism demand. The methodology was applied to predict monthly tourist arrivals from nine countries to Hong Kong. Search engine data from Google Trends were first decomposed into...

Author(s)
Li Xin; Law, R.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2020, 59, 1, pp 52-68
Abstract

Conducting a periodical systematic review on a given field of study enables to comprehend the conceptual development of a discipline. A decade has passed since the last in-depth systematic review on contemporary ecotourism research has been published. This study is, therefore, executed to...

Author(s)
Wondirad, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 2019, 24, 11, pp 1047-1065
Abstract

International tourism legacies are a key justification for hosting the Olympics. Although strong theoretical arguments have been made to support the tourism legacy, empirically measuring the effect has been problematic. Strong arguments for enhancing the legacy effect through the proper leveraging...

Author(s)
Moss, S. E.; Gruben, K. H.; Moss, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 2019, 11, 1, pp 16-34
Abstract

Background: Poor diet is a significant contributor to the burden of global disease. There are numerous policies available to address poor diets; however, these policies often require public support to encourage policy action. The current study aimed to understand the level of public support for a...

Author(s)
Kwon, J.; Cameron, A. J.; Hammond, D.; White, C. M.; Vanderlee, L.; Bhawra, J.; Sacks, G.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Public Health, 2019, 19, 1205, pp (02 September 2019)
Abstract

Pregnant women are increasingly engaging with social media as a form of digital leisure. In doing so, they subject themselves to normalised images of pregnant bodies communicating unrealistic ideals. Instagram is a culturally communicative and visual platform and a pervasive context in which to...

Author(s)
Mayoh, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Leisure Studies, 2019, 38, 2, pp 204-217
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to, first, determine whether positive relationships between family leisure (involvement and satisfaction) and family outcomes (cohesion, adaptability, family functioning, and satisfaction with family life) were present in a multinational sample, and second, determine...

Author(s)
Hodge, C. J.; Zabriskie, R. B.; Townsend, J. A.; Eggett, D. L.; Poff, R.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Leisure Sciences, 2018, 40, 3, pp 194-215
Abstract

Research question: The outcome of a sporting competition is uncertain and one of the key reasons for the sustained popularity of spectator sport. Whilst unique and exciting, this context poses challenges for the management of the sporting experience as there is no control over the outcome of the...

Author(s)
Bamford, D.; Hannibal, C.; Kauppi, K.; Dehe, B.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
European Sport Management Quarterly, 2018, 18, 5, pp 563-582
Abstract

This study introduces bootstrap aggregation (bagging) in modeling and forecasting tourism demand. The aim is to improve the forecast accuracy of predictive regressions while considering fully automated variable selection processes which are particularly useful in industry applications. The...

Author(s)
Athanasopoulos, G.; Song HaiYan; Sun, J. A.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2018, 57, 1, pp 52-68
Abstract

The aim of this review was to identify the benefits and barriers perceived by convicted women during the practice of sport and physical activity. The search was based on three areas -sport and physical activities, prison, and women- and through a content analysis selective process. 27 studies...

Author(s)
Martinez Merino, N.; Martín Gonzaléz, N.; Usabiaga, O.; Martos García, D.
Publisher
Federacion Espanola de Asociaciones Docentes de Educacion Fisica (FEADEF), San Javier Murcia, Spain
Citation
RETOS - Neuvas Tendencias en Educacion Fisica, Deporte y Recreacion, 2018, No.34, pp 44-50
Abstract

In the study, we applied panel-based stationary test that incorporates sharp as well as smooth breaks to investigate the non-stationarity of long-run tourists' arrivals to India from major tourists' source countries for the period 1981-2012. Results from the overall panel data provided significant...

Author(s)
Xie Hong; Tiwari, A. K.; Chang TsangYao
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Applied Economics, 2018, 50, 46, pp 4985-4998

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