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The possibilities are investigated and discussed of using existing social and economic data to indicate which areas of Scotland might best be able to benefit, in the context of socio-economic need, from specific types of tourism development. Attention is directed at relatively small geographic...

Author(s)
Long, J. A.
Citation
Working Paper, Tourism and Recreation Research Unit, 1978, No.2, pp 30pp.
Abstract

The vast majority of tourism research collects informaion on number and origin of travellers, monies spent, and personal characteristics of travellers, but fails to explain why people travel. Recently, life-style has been employed as a means to explain the reasons behind purchase behaviour. The...

Author(s)
Abbey, J. R.
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 1979, 18, 1, pp 8-14
Abstract

This paper tests the influence of socioeconomic status on three indicators of leisure: holiday taking as a measure of actual leisure behaviour, and recreational aspirations and expectations as indicators of the activities people prefer. The findings show that people of different socioeconomic...

Author(s)
Ternowetsky, G. W.
Citation
Leisure Studies, 1983, 2, 1, pp 31-44
Abstract

This monograph looks at the planning implications of a behavioural approach to the study of tourism. One of the main problems in planning tourism facilities is that of predicting tourists' expectations of these facilities and, hence, the potential of destinations to attract tourists. Until...

Author(s)
Mansfeld, Y.
Citation
Progress in Planning, 1992, 38, 1, pp 92pp.
Abstract

The purpose of the first part of this study is to present an empirical review of findings on class and tourism behaviour from studies carried out in the UK since the war, but mainly over the past two decades. The picture that emerges from the review is that in post war Britain, differential tourism ...

Author(s)
Seaton, A. V.
Citation
Tourism Management, 1992, 13, 1, pp 106-111
Abstract

This paper examines the differences in the leisure behaviour of the rich and poor deciles, defined by net income per household, in the Netherlands. Data are provided on the leisure activities of the poor, with a comparison of participation in various leisure activities according to the lowest level ...

Author(s)
Ophem, J. van; Hoog, K. de
Publisher
LSA Publications, Eastbourne, UK
Citation
Leisure: modernity, postmodernity and lifestyles. Volume 1: leisure in different worlds., 1994, pp 291-305
Abstract

This book provides an insight into the relationship between tourism and the environment, highlighting the fact that tourism is a complex socioeconomic phenomenon, multidimensional in character, which has significant effects on the environment but depends also on environmental quality. The book...

Publisher
Avebury, Aldershot, UK
Citation
Sustainable tourism development., 1995, pp xiii + 198 pp.
Abstract

The island of Koh Samui, Thailand, lies in the Gulf of Thailand, 600 km south of Bangkok, and is a district of Surat Thani province. The island is 28 km from the mainland. Before tourism development in Koh Samui the island was a major producer of coconuts and partly-processed coconut products for...

Author(s)
Williamson, P.; Hirsch, P.
Publisher
Avebury, Aldershot, UK
Citation
Uneven development in Thailand., 1996, pp 186-203
Abstract

This chapter deals with those factors which have stimulated the growth of cultural tourism. It examines the relationship of cultural tourism consumption to key variables of socio-economic status, available leisure time, education, and age, and then goes on to examine further issues with an...

Author(s)
Richards, G.
Publisher
CAB INTERNATIONAL, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Cultural tourism in Europe., 1996, pp 47-70
Abstract

The viability of promoting domestic tourism in Kenya is assessed. It is suggested that although some Kenyans have begun to take advantage of promotional incentives; however, this appears to be at an incipient stage, the incomes of Kenyan workers are too low to pay for tourism even at the...

Author(s)
Sindiga, I.
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 1996, 23, 1, pp 19-31

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