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The community characteristics affecting residents' perceptions of tourism development are investigated. Two research questions are developed: the way in which host community residents perceive and categorize the impacts of tourism development and whether there are any relationships between the host ...

Author(s)
Yoon YooShik; Chen, J. S.; Gürsoy, D.
Citation
Anatolia - International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, 1999, 10, 1, pp 29-44
Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate German, French, and British travellers' information search behavior. This study used the data collected from a series of in-flight surveys on German, British, and French travellers (n=8842) to the US between January and December 1997. To visualize tourists'...

Author(s)
Gursoy, D.; Chen, J. S.
Citation
Tourism Management, 2000, 21, 6, pp 583-590
Abstract

This study attempts to examine the structural effects of 4 tourism-impact factors on total impact and on local residents' support for tourism development. To achieve the above goal, 5 research hypotheses are proposed. 304 questionnaires from a mail survey of randomly selected residents from the...

Author(s)
Yoon YooShik; Gursoy, D.; Chen, J. S.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2001, 22, 4, pp 363-372
Abstract

The relationship between tourists' destination loyalty and their destination preferences was investigated. Destination loyalty is operationally defined as the level of tourists' perceptions of a destination as a recommendable place. On-site surveys of Korean outbound travellers were conducted at...

Author(s)
Chen, J. S.; Gursoy, D.
Publisher
MCB University Press Ltd, Bradford, UK
Citation
International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 2001, 13, 2, pp 79-85
Abstract

The objective of this research is to model host community support for tourism development based on the factors found to influence reactions towards it. Using the literature, a tourism support model with hypotheses involving several paths was proposed. Self-administered questionnaires were collected ...

Author(s)
Gursoy, D.; Jurowski, C.; Uysal, M.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2002, 29, 1, pp 79-105
Abstract

586 travellers from six countries or regions who were vacationing in one of the six holiday destinations of Mugla, Turkey, were interviewed in August 2000 in order to identify the destination-originated (pull) factors that are likely to influence travellers' destination choice behaviour. Results...

Author(s)
Gavcar, E.; Gursoy, D.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Analysis, 2002, 7, 1, pp 75-81
Abstract

The purpose of this study is to expand the concept of tourist information search by examining the concept of prior product knowledge and its influence on the traveller's information search behaviour. Prior product knowledge is examined as having two components: expertise and familiarity....

Author(s)
Gursoy, D.
Publisher
Haworth Press Inc., Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Hospitality & Leisure Marketing, 2003, 10, 3/4, pp 113-131
Abstract

Using survey data collected from European leisure tourists (n=460) to Turkey during the summer of 2001, this study examined the underlying dimensions of their involvement. Scale unidimensionality is first revealed by an exploratory factor analysis and validated by a confirmatory factor analysis....

Author(s)
Gursoy, D.; Gavcar, E.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2003, 30, 4, pp 906-926
Abstract

This study investigates the influence of national cultures on the external information search behaviour of travellers from the European Union (EU) member states existing at the time the data were collected. Statistical information from EUROBAROMETER 48 is examined. EUROBAROMETER 48 is a Standard...

Author(s)
Gursoy, D.; Umbreit, W. T.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal of Hospitality Management, 2004, 23, 1, pp 55-70
Abstract

This study develops an instrument to measure festival and special event organizers' perceptions of the impacts of festivals and special events on local communities. An instrument with 17 items was proposed based on the literature and the suggestions of experts in the area. The proposed instrument...

Author(s)
Gursoy, D.; Kim, K. M.; Uysal, M.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2004, 25, 2, pp 171-181

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