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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

This book is a study of the economic consequences of Australian travel and tourism in the context of people movement in all its forms: inbound, outbound and domestic. It is set out in six sections. Section 1 introduces the scale of the subject, the difficulties caused by the composition of the...

Author(s)
Richardson, J. I.
Publisher
Hospitality Press Pty Ltd., Elsternwick, Australia
Citation
Travel & tourism in Australia: the economic perspective., 1995, pp x + 174 pp.
Abstract

This paper explores place meanings in the context of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation area, Far North Queensland, Australia. Two components of place meaning were examined. Firstly, the meanings of place produced by the tourist industry and, secondly, the meanings of place consumed by tourists...

Author(s)
Young, M.
Publisher
Taylor and Francis, London, UK
Citation
Australian Geographer, 1999, 30, 3, pp 373-389
Abstract

A sample of 1083 students comprising students from Australia Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Hong Kong and studying at a university in Perth, Australia were surveyed to determine their international travel experience during the previous two years. The information requested included...

Author(s)
Frost, F. A.; Shanka, T.
Citation
Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 2000, 4, 2, pp 19-26
Abstract

This article reports on an investigation of the leisure travel behaviour of Chinese pleasure travellers to Australia. The study was designed to develop a sociodemographic profile of inbound Chinese pleasure travellers to Australia, identify the travel characteristics, lifestyles, and travel...

Author(s)
Yu Xin; Weiler, B.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Culture & Communication, 2001, 3, 2, pp 81-91
Abstract

In this study, 356 people in the 55-plus age group (from Australia) revealed how old they felt, how healthy they felt, and their personal values, travel motives, travel risk perceptions, travel patterns and holiday destination preferences. Upon dividing the seniors into 2 groups (the young at heart ...

Author(s)
Muller, T. E.; O'Cass, A.
Publisher
Henry Stewart Publications, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2001, 7, 4, pp 285-301
Abstract

Subjective age - as distinct from chronological age - is a relatively recent area of scientific inquiry within quality-of-life studies. The purpose of this empirical study was to see whether the size of the gap between actual and self-perceived age could be predicted from a knowledge of a senior's...

Author(s)
Cleaver, M.; Muller, T. E.
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Social Indicators Research, 2002, 60, 1/3, pp 227-241
Abstract

This article examines the influence of cultural factors on the travel behaviour of Vietnamese migrants (Viet kieu) resident in Australia, with particular reference to return visits to Vietnam. Data are based on surveys conducted among 'Viet kieu' (n=435), the mainstream Australians (n=378), and...

Author(s)
Nguyen ThuHuong; King, B.; Turner, L.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Culture & Communication, 2002, 4, 2, pp 95-107
Abstract

Increasingly sophisticated and price conscious consumers have combined with forces of globalization and electronic commerce to create new challenges for travel agents. To maintain efficiency and profitability, travel agents need to know the links between service quality and consumers' willingness...

Author(s)
Dean, A.; Morgan, D.; Tan TangEng
Publisher
Haworth Hospitality Press, Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2002, 12, 2/3, pp 95-110
Abstract

After a review on multi-destination tourism, this paper presents preliminary findings on the extent of multi-destination travel in Australia based on secondary analysis of Australia's International Visitor Survey in 1997. Responses from 6662 multi-destination visitors are included in the analysis....

Author(s)
Tideswell, C.; Faulkner, B.
Publisher
Institute for Tourism, Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Tourism (Zagreb), 2002, 50, 2, pp 115-130

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