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Destination attractiveness is an important stream of literature. Australia has been recognized as one of the world's most attractive destinations. This study looked into international students' perceptions of Australia as an attractive international tourism destination as well as their travel...

Author(s)
Ma, E.; Hsiao, A.; Gao Jing
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 2018, 23, 2, pp 200-215
Abstract

Because of the inefficiency in analyzing the comprehensive travel data, tourism managers are facing the challenge of gaining insights into travelers' behavior and preferences. In most cases, existing techniques are incapable of capturing the sequential patterns hidden in travel data. To address...

Author(s)
Huy Quan Vu; Li Gang; Law, R.; Zhang YanChun
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2018, 57, 3, pp 399-413
Full TextCABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Improving sustainable management of expedition cruise destinations in Australia: governance and management lessons from the Great Barrier Reef, the Kimberley and Tasmania.

This chapter explores current challenges to managing expedition-style cruise activities from the perspective of destination sustainability through a comparative case study of three heritage destinations: the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area in Queensland; the West Kimberley National Heritage...

Author(s)
Ellis, C.; Scherrer, P.; Walker, K.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646084)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

This study explores the relationships between destination image, existential authenticity, and different dimensions of place attachment in the nature-based tourism context. A visitor-centric model is proposed in which existential authenticity is the principal mechanism that links destination image...

Author(s)
Jiang YangYang; Ramkissoon, H.; Mavondo, F. T.; Feng ShanFei
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management, 2017, 26, 2, pp 105-124
Abstract

The study presented in this article provides a valuable insight into the impact of human-induced environmental destruction on the travel market's image perceptions of a World Heritage-listed tourism icon: the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). The study employs a pre-/post-experimental design to explore how ...

Author(s)
Salvatierra, J.; Walters, G.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2017, 23, 1, pp 73-84
Abstract

The tourism industry is vulnerable to disasters due to its heavy dependence on natural resources. Despite growing studies on tourism disaster management, little research has been conducted from a stakeholder collaboration perspective, yet effective collaboration can improve recovery outcomes. This...

Author(s)
Jiang YaWei; Ritchie, B. W.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 2017, 31, pp 70-82
Abstract

The repertory grid technique was used in this paper to investigate the decision-making process of travellers. Results showed that both destination physical attributes and the travellers' feelings towards the destination play a significant role in the choice of holiday destinations. Notably, a...

Author(s)
Keshavarzian, P.; Wu ChengLung
Publisher
Wiley, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2017, 19, 5, pp 546-556
Abstract

The aim of this study is to develop a better understanding of the use of social media in tourism pre-trip information search patterns for small regional leisure destinations. Only limited research has previously focused on how small regional destinations use and adopt social media strategies. This...

Author(s)
Pabel, A.; Prideaux, B.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2016, 22, 4, pp 335-348
Abstract

The package tourists dominate the outbound Chinese holiday travel market, and to date their nature tourism experiences have been investigated, analysed and reported primarily with a Western gaze. This paper critically examines the findings of previous studies from both Chinese and English-language...

Author(s)
Weiler, B.; Chen HanYu
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Recreation Research, 2016, 41, 3, pp 246-258
Abstract

A key element of sustainable tourism is the inclusion of activities that both provide insights into the destination, or develop a "sense of place", and that encourage tourists to develop a sense of responsibility for the conservation of that destination, which could be described as "care of place". ...

Author(s)
Walker, K.; Moscardo, G.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2016, 24, 8/9, pp 1243-1261

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