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The purpose of this study is to examine a US festival widely known for attracting television fan tourists, build a traveler profile or typology of festival goers, and reflect on how the behavioral segmentation of these tourists may affect the longevity of the film tourism event and the broader...

Author(s)
Benjamin, S.; Schneider, P. P.; Alderman, D. H.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Review International, 2012, 16, 2, pp 139-150
Abstract

Mexican Nationals frequently visit border towns and other cities in the United States that are in close proximity to their areas of residence for the main purpose of shopping at popular malls and outlet centers. However, it is somewhat difficult to gather the necessary information in order to...

Author(s)
Bojanic, D. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tourism Management, 2011, 32, 2, pp 406-414
Abstract

This study examines the value of repeat visitors to a cultural festival in terms of expenditures, behavioral intentions, length of stay, and visitation patterns. This analysis is based on an intercept survey that yielded a sample of 1110 visitors. The results confirm the greater viability of repeat ...

Author(s)
Shani, A.; Rivera, M. A.; Hara, T.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Convention & Event Tourism, 2009, 10, 2, pp 89-104
Abstract

In order to better understand and effectively respond to visitor needs, the organizers of major events need better information about their markets. This study explores a segmentation of visitors (n=2698) who attended the New York National Boat Show in 2007. The results provide a more robust profile ...

Author(s)
Park, S. H.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Convention & Event Tourism, 2009, 10, 1, pp 27-49
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

The purpose of this study was to determine if there are distinct socio-demographic and behavioral characteristics among nature-based visitors based on distance traveled. The study used two concepts - "gravity" and "inertia" - to explain the effect of distance on travel behavior. The results based...

Author(s)
Nyaupane, G. P.; Graefe, A. R.
Publisher
Haworth Hospitality Press, Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2008, 25, 3/4, pp 355-366
Abstract

Two samples of Florida theme park visitors (totalling to 4189 visitors) were drawn from recent time periods that represented economic growth (2000) and recession (2001) cycles in the US economy. Analysis suggests that during the recession period, a greater percentage of theme park visitors chose to ...

Author(s)
Bonn, M. A.; Furr, H. L.; Dai Mo
Publisher
School of Hospitality Management, Florida International University, North Miami, USA
Citation
FIU Hospitality and Tourism Review, 2005, 23, 2, pp 19-32
Abstract

As ecotourism becomes more and more popular, the emerging trend creates an "ecogeneralist" market segment. This study presents statistical evidence to illustrate the changing market profile of the ecogeneralists in North America, through an analysis of ecogeneralists' spending habits and activities ...

Author(s)
Bonn, M. A.; Joseph, S. M.; Dai, M.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Analysis, 2005, 10, 2, pp 165-185
Abstract

This study segments a tourist market by horse-related visitors and non-horse-related visitors versus instate and out-of-state visitors. It further tests the utility of various visitor characteristics in differentiating visitor markets for a destination. Data are collected from 556 visitors of...

Author(s)
Brown, D. O.
Publisher
Henry Stewart Publications, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2003, 9, 2, pp 174-187

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