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The purpose of this study is to compare differences on information search patterns, spending behaviors, and satisfaction levels among visitors attending three event types. The existing literature has by and large addressed visitor behaviors based on visitor characteristics. This study, however,...

Author(s)
Wang Wei; Cole, S. T.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Event Management, 2016, 20, 1, pp 3-10
Abstract

Six different conceptualizations of the relationship between visitor satisfaction and service quality have been suggested in the literature. A model is developed which integrates and reconciles these differences, using data obtained from Ohio state parks in the USA. Its central components are...

Author(s)
Tian-Cole, S.; Cromption, J. L.
Publisher
Routledge, London, UK
Citation
Leisure Studies, 2003, 22, 1, pp 65-80
Abstract

This study advances existing tourism research on revisit intention to its temporal dimension, intended revisit timing, which is defined as the time interval between the current visit and the intended next visit. This study also examines the possible antecedents of intended revisit timing: travel...

Author(s)
Huang, Z. W.; Cai, L. P. A.; Yu XiaoJuan; Li Mimi
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management, 2014, 23, 8, pp 815-832
Abstract

A survey was conducted of 1200 individuals who stayed at least one night at one of six state park inns in Indiana, USA. The aim was to determine the users' activities, interests and opinions concerning leisure time, holiday activities and behaviour predispositions, socioeconomic characteristics;...

Author(s)
Gladwell, N. J.
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 1990, 28, 4, pp 15-20
Abstract

The purpose of the study was to assess the service quality perceived by Southeast Asia tourists in the San Francisco Bay Area tourism industry in California, USA. A structured questionnaire was developed to collect data and systematic random sampling was used to survey Southeast Asia tourists at...

Author(s)
Qu, H.; Im, H. J. H.
Publisher
Haworth Hospitality Press, Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2002, 13, 3, pp 35-60
Abstract

Tourism researchers report differences between first-time and repeat visitors in terms of their demographics, tripographics, destination perception, perceived value, and travel motivations. The majority of previous studies focus on comparing only one or a couple of these dimensions, with fragmented ...

Author(s)
Li, X. A.; Cheng, C. K.; Kim HyoungGon; Petrick, J. F.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2008, 29, 2, pp 278-293
Abstract

Food festivals can offer a whole host of sensory experiences for visitors while engaging with a destination and its people. Understanding visitors' motivations to attend a specific food festival is beneficial for both community developers and festival professionals when implementing an effective...

Author(s)
Chang, W. C.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Event Management, 2011, 15, 2, pp 151-161
Abstract

This study employed an under-utilized methodology known as the Hierarchical Value Map technique to explore the underlying motives and needs of visitors to a heritage site. Drawing from a small sample of 30 visitors during April 2000 to Drayton Hall in South Carolina, a preserved 18th century...

Author(s)
Jewell, B.; Crotts, J. C.
Publisher
Haworth Hospitality Press, Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2001, 11, 4, pp 13-28
Abstract

Although almost half of US domestic pleasure travellers visit friends and relatives, this market segment was marginalised and almost forgotten until the late 1980s. This study examined the variety-seeking behaviour of US travellers whose primary trip motive was to visit friends and relatives...

Author(s)
Hu, B. A.; Morrison, A. M.; O'Leary, J. T.
Publisher
School of Business, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
Citation
Journal of Tourism Studies, 2002, 13, 2, pp 28-40
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

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