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This special issue addresses an element or facet that makes special sport events "special" from the perspectives of policy, marketing, management or other relevant perspectives. The issue consists of five articles. The first article examines the relationship between sponsorship of the Super Bowl...

Author(s)
Dwyer, L.; Fredline, L.
Publisher
Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign, USA
Citation
Journal of Sport Management, 2008, 22, 4, pp 385-486
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Most studies of tourists' destination choices have either focused on how to attract more tourists or on developing stable relationships with existing ones. Therefore, the fit of a conceptual model incorporating relational (destination attachment) and transactional (destination image) antecedents to ...

Author(s)
Morais, D. B.; Lin ChungHsien
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2010, 27, 2, pp 193-210
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Due to the increasing competition in the leisure and tourism market, loyalty-related studies and research have been gaining attention. This empirical research explores the formation of destination loyalty from the interaction of visitors with hot-spring resorts (place attachment) and examines the...

Author(s)
Su HungJen; Cheng KongFah; Huang HuiHsiung
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Service Industries Journal, 2011, 31, 16, pp 2721-2739
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This study examines the causal relationships between place attachment, destination attractiveness and environmentally responsible behavior (ERB), and the mediating effect of place attachment. Four hundred and thirteen tourists were surveyed who had visited the Penghu islands, Taiwan. Structural...

Author(s)
Cheng TienMing; Wu, H. C.; Huang LoMin
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2013, 21, 8, pp 1166-1187
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Purpose - Transforming experiences is approached as a destination choice process for adventure tourists. This study seeks to explain conditions that support place identity and place dependence development in Tanzania. The study proposes a testable destination choice model of international visitors...

Author(s)
Mlozi, S.; Pesämaa, O.; Haahti, A.
Publisher
Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, University of Rijeka, Opatija, Croatia
Citation
Tourism and Hospitality Management, 2013, 19, 2, pp 165-181
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It is said an adventure is an experience and experience is a part of expectations. Yet as adventure tourists expect unique experiences, certain ingredients of services (degree of satisfaction) affect their deeper needs to become attached to a place. Are such needs developed over time at a new ...

Author(s)
Mlozi, S.; Pesämaa, O.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2013, 16, 1, pp 63-95
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The environmental impact caused by the tourism industry calls for more environmental-friendly behavior by tourists. We examine whether international visitors' pro-environmental attitudes are influenced by the experience of nature-based tourism, destination attachment and ownership of property at...

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Chubchuwong, M.; Beise-Zee, R.; Speece, M. W.
Publisher
International Program in Hotel and Tourism Management, Siam University, Bangkok, Thailand
Citation
The Proceedings of 1st World Conference on Hospitality, Tourism and Event Research and International Convention and Expo Summit 2013, Bangkok, Thailand, 25th-28th May 2013, 2013, pp 396-407
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Since more than 20 years ago, sustainable tourism has been the philosophy and action which is strongly supported and advocated by international organizations and governments, and the hotspots that attract the attention of the tourism research community. With the rapid development of tourism in...

Author(s)
Fan Jun; Qiu HongLiang; Wu XueFei
Publisher
Tourism College of Beijing Union University, Beijing, China
Citation
Tourism Tribune, 2014, 29, 1, pp 55-66
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The main objective of this study is to investigate the relationships among self-congruity, functional congruity, satisfaction, attachment, and loyalty in tourism context. The sample of 253 international tourists was collected in Shimla, a famous holiday destination of India. Using structural...

Author(s)
Vikas Kumar; Nayak, J. K.
Publisher
Akdeniz University, Tourism Faculty, Antalya, Turkey
Citation
Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research, 2014, 2, 2, pp 24-44
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This study is an extension of Hosany and Gilbert's original research on the development of a scale measuring the diversity and intensity of tourists' emotional experiences toward destinations: the Destination Emotion Scale (DES). The DES consists of 15 items, representing three emotional...

Author(s)
Hosany, S.; Prayag, G.; Deesilatham, S.; Cauševic, S.; Khaled Odeh
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2015, 54, 4, pp 482-495

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