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Proximity, the physical distance between visitors and wildlife, has been suggested as a potential factor contributing to high-quality wildlife viewing experiences. Managing visitor proximity to wildlife through interpretation and regulation is a recognized strategy to improve the safety of visitors ...

Author(s)
Verbos, R. I.; Zajchowski, C. A. B.; Brownlee, M. T. J.; Skibins, J. C.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Ecotourism, 2018, 17, 4, pp 409-424
Abstract

Tourism is often regarded as a viable solution to economic crisis, especially for remote areas without many development options. While many tourism destinations have strong cultural or heritage assets, not all destinations have primary attractions that can bring visitors to the region. Rather than...

Author(s)
Huang WeiJue; Beeco, J. A.; Hallo, J. C.; Norman, W. C.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2016, 24, 10, pp 1387-1402
Abstract

The study used a conjoint approach to assess the relative importance of urban forests compared to the major attractions of Washington, DC, a top city destination in the US. Survey data collected through self-administered questionnaires were analyzed using conjoint analysis. Results showed that the...

Author(s)
Andrada, R. T., II; Deng, J. Y.; Pierskalla, C.; Brooks, J.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Tourism Analysis, 2014, 19, 3, pp 301-310
Abstract

In their quest for long-term sustainability and financial success, winery entrepreneurs increasingly perceive wine tourism and tourism-related enterprises as important facets of their business strategy. However, to benefit from wine tourism activities, winery operators will need to develop new...

Author(s)
Alonso, A. D.; Bressan, A.; O'Shea, M.; Krajsic, V.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Analysis, 2012, 17, 5, pp 643-657
Abstract

Visitor loyalty is necessary to generate a virtuous cycle of people-park symbiosis, but knowledge about loyalty expectations is insufficient. A survey of 300 repeat visitors to South Carolina's Francis Beidler Forest, a private protected area, yielded a hierarchical pattern of loyalties, with...

Author(s)
Weaver, D. B.; Lawton, L. J.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2011, 50, 3, pp 335-346
Abstract

The study identified and documented a consumer-oriented attribute inventory for evaluating theme parks. Data were collected from 608 Central Florida residents, domestic and international tourists who identified and ranked the level of importance of 41 attributes and park characteristics when...

Author(s)
Milman, A.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2009, 11, 4, pp 373-387
Abstract

This special issue discusses gastronomic and wine tourism. The issue has 16 papers. The first paper considers the vineyard landscape as a complement of the winery visit. The second paper analyses the creation and development of wine routes like tourist products in certain rural areas. The third...

Publisher
Universidad de la Laguna, La Laguna, Spain
Citation
PASOS: Revista de Turismo y Patrimonio Cultural, 2008, 6, 2, pp 137-375
Abstract

Japanese tourists are the largest and most important international segment of tourists to Hawaii. Over the past few years, the number of Japanese tourists to Hawaii has declined significantly. The purpose of this study is to explore the differences in attitudinal and behavioural characteristics,...

Author(s)
Agrusa, J.; Kim SeongSeop [Kim, S. S. S.]
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Analysis, 2008, 13, 5/6, pp 485-497
Abstract

We describe and employ a Bayesian posterior simulator for fitting a high-dimensional system of ordinal or count outcome equations. The model is then applied to describe the multiple site recreation demands of individual agents, and we argue that our approach provides advantages relative to existing ...

Author(s)
Herriges, J. A.; Phaneuf, D. J.; Tobias, J. L.
Publisher
North-Holland, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Econometrics, 2008, 147, 2, pp 282-298
Abstract

We compare revealed preference and survey response estimates of changes in national park visitation behaviour due to climatic change. The revealed preference model is estimated from a time series regression analysis of past visitation as a function of historic weather variability. The data used...

Author(s)
Loomis, J. B.; Richardson, R. B.
Publisher
Routledge, Basingstoke, UK
Citation
Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 2006, 49, 4, pp 621-630

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