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Tourism, although frequently viewed as merely a product, can also be seen as an experience which can be judged only by the individual traveller in relation to his needs and motivation. This approach suggests a new focus for research using less descriptive and more analytical methods. By focussing...

Author(s)
O'Rourke, B.
Publisher
Department of Geography, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Citation
Contemporary issues in Australian tourism. [Proceedings of the 19th IAG Conference, Sydney, 1984], 1984, pp 84-94
Abstract

The application of the mass transportation traders concept to spatial choice research in recreational boating is assessed. Given a set of two lakes, traders were defined as those individuals whose lake choice situtation involved a choice of visiting a closer, less attractive lake or incurring the...

Author(s)
Perdue, R. R.
Citation
Journal of Leisure Research, 1986, 18, 1, pp 12-25
Abstract

The travel decision is a long and complex process, made up of several components. It is not only the decision of whether to travel or not but includes fixing the destination and arranging the accommodation, transport, recreational activities, dates, costs, etc. The study lists and analyses the...

Author(s)
Glatz, T.
Citation
Idegenforgalmi Közlemények, 1988, No. 4, pp 3-11
Abstract

Perceived inhibitors and facilitators in the pleasure travel destination choice process were identified. A 2-stage travel destination choice model was developed and perceived inhibitors and facilitators were operationalized based on the Fishbein multi-attribute model. A field survey was conducted...

Author(s)
Um, S.
Citation
Dissertation Abstracts International, A (Humanities and Social Sciences), 1988, 48, 12, pp p.3197
Abstract

Past research suggests that tourism advertisements should feature attributes which are salient to a target consumer group. That proposition is examined in a three-phase study involving promotion of ocean charters in Oregon, USA. In phase 1, a telephone survey determined the salient attributes of a...

Author(s)
Manfredo, M. J.
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 1989, 27, 3, pp 8-13
Abstract

Substantial evidence exists to support the proposition that consumer perceptions and preferences should be the basis for tourism marketing and consumer policy. Some of this evidence is reviewed, and following an exploratory field study involving a sample of 92 young New Zealand adults, a general...

Author(s)
Woodside, A. G.; Lysonski, S.
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 1989, 27, 4, pp 8-14
Abstract

Much research has been conducted on image of destination and destination choice. However, little attention appears to have been paid to the pattern of repeat business at specific destinations. The study investigated the pattern of repeat business of British tourists in Mallorca, Spain. The...

Author(s)
Gyte, D. M.; Phelps, A.
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 1989, 28, 1, pp 24-28
Abstract

The role of a tourist destination's image is reviewed through the framework of an individual traveller's travel buying process. Relevant theories and studies in tourism, recreation/leisure, and consumer behaviour are reviewed. Based on the review, it is proposed that a traveller's buying behaviour...

Author(s)
Chon, K. S.
Citation
Revue de Tourisme, 1990, 45, 2, pp 2-9
Abstract

Tourism holiday choice can be treated as a consumption process which is influenced by a number of different factors. While research has been carried out, both in pre-travel, tourist origin areas and also in tourist destinations as post-decision studies, to date little empirical evidence exists to...

Author(s)
Gilbert, D. C.
Publisher
Belhaven Press, Lymington, Hants, UK
Citation
Progress in tourism, recreation and hospitality management. Volume 3., 1991, pp 78-105
Abstract

The research investigates the individual travel choice of Illinois' residents for outdoor recreation. It addresses four major research issues: (1) the extent to which households' socioeconomic and demographic characteristics contribute to recreational travel behaviour; (2) the influence of the...

Author(s)
Bristow, R. S.
Citation
Dissertation Abstracts International. A, Humanities and Social Sciences, 1991, 52, 1, pp p.295

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