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An appreciation of distance is important in all studies of travel behaviour. However, the impressions of distance that travellers hold in their minds are often very different from real distance. Such, 'cognitive distance' tends to be overlooked in travel research. A study to investigate whether...

Author(s)
Walmsley, D. J.; Jenkins, J. M.
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 1992, 31, 1, pp 24-29
Abstract

Distance is an important consideration in the holiday destination selection process. The study investigated the nature of the relationship between travellers' cognitive distance estimates and actual physical distance, and tested the efficacy of the hierarchical and non-hierarchical theories of...

Author(s)
Ankomah, P. K.; Crompton, J. L.; Baker, D. A.
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 1995, 34, 2, pp 12-18
Abstract

To estimate visitor expenditures, a stratified random sample of visitors to Ramsey Canyon Preserve and San Pedro Riparian National Conversation Area (Arizona, USA) [n=385, date not specified] was collected. The study found that birdwatchers spend more money than other visitors to natural sites....

Author(s)
Leones, J.; Colby, B.; Crandall, K.
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 1998, 36, 3, pp 56-64
Abstract

The results of a study of the tourist behaviour of young Americans and Canadians, part of a research project carried out under the aegis of the American Section of the International Bureau of Social Tourism (BITS-Ameriques) and the Canadian Commission for tourism, with assistance from the...

Author(s)
Stafford, J.; Sarrasin, B.; Ramahatra, H.
Publisher
Téros, Université de Québec à Mondréal, Montréal, Canada
Citation
Téoros, Revue de Recherche en Tourisme, 2001, 20, 2, pp 60-62
Abstract

This paper surveys climate change impacts on winter sport tourists' activity and destination choice, to estimate shifts in customer demand and to provide recommendations and decision support for destination management. A total of 540 skiers from Vienna, Austria were surveyed. The survey also...

Author(s)
Unbehaun, W.; Pröbstl, U.; Haider, W.
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, Bradford, UK
Citation
Tourism Review, 2008, 63, 1, pp 36-47
Abstract

Literature suggests that the effect of distance on destination choice can be positive or negative, contingent on individual characteristics. The aim of this study was to objectively measure, identify, and characterize tourist sensitivities to distance - individual by individual - in a real context...

Author(s)
Nicolau, J. L.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2008, 47, 1, pp 43-52
Abstract

This study incorporates the theories of variety-seeking and inertial behaviour into the tourist decision-making process by observing the dependence of an individual's current destination choice on his or her previous choice. The literature suggests that attributes characterizing a buying...

Author(s)
Nicolau, J. L.
Publisher
IP Publishing Limited, London, UK
Citation
Tourism Economics, 2010, 16, 1, pp 251-264
Abstract

This research examines the influence of distance on the travel behaviour of fans of professional hockey teams; specifically, with reference to theories of distance decay, the research examines the strength of influence that travel distance has on professional hockey fans' road game attendance. Data ...

Author(s)
Mohan, L.; Thomas, L.
Publisher
Routledge, Melbourne, Australia
Citation
Annals of Leisure Research, 2012, 15, 3, pp 296-309
Abstract

This paper investigates how the factors of psychological and geographical distances in conjunction with medical competence influence potential Chinese customers when they select a destination country for international healthcare services. We also explore how the severity of the customer's illness...

Author(s)
Zhang Jun; Seo SangYun; Lee HoonYoung
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tourism Management, 2013, 35, pp 32-40
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

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