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Health tourism is considered to be one of the most dynamic segments of the tourism market at the beginning of the 21st century. This reflects the increasing concern of consumers with issues relating to preservation of health, beauty treatments, and maintaining body and soul. The health tourism...

Author(s)
Kiss, K.; Török, P.
Publisher
Magyar Turizmus Rt., Budapest, Hungary
Citation
Turizmus Bulletin, 2001, 5, 3, pp 7-14
Abstract

This paper focuses on German second-home owners and their lives in the Swedish countryside. The main objective of the paper is to analyse the German second-home owners' experiences of encounters with the Swedish countryside and its inhabitants. The analysis is based on an interview survey (in 1997) ...

Author(s)
Müller, D. K.
Publisher
Multilingual Matters Ltd, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2002, 5, 5, pp 426-446
Abstract

This study focused on individuality as expressed by German tourists in Norway. Based on the 1998 survey data obtained from 486 German tourists, German tourists were divided into two groups (those who perceived themselves as typical German tourists and those who did not). These two groups were...

Author(s)
Prebensen, N. K.; Larsen, S.; Abelsen, B.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2002, 41, 4, pp 416-420
Abstract

Taking as its starting point different approaches to international market communication, this paper discusses the limitations of working within a simple standardization-differentiation framework in relation to tourism promotion. It is based on a first study focusing on images of Denmark and the...

Author(s)
Therkelsen, A.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis AS, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2003, 3, 2, pp 134-150
Abstract

This article reports a study where a sample of potential international visitors from Japan, USA, UK, and Germany, to the tourism destination ("Fjord Norway") evaluate photos of nature-based tourism attractions. Data was gathered from 428 visitors and a set of scales was developed in 2001 to capture ...

Author(s)
Hem, L. E.; Iversen, N. M.; Grønhaug, K.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis AS, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2003, 3, 1, pp 48-70
Abstract

This paper presents the mental images of the Finnish lakeland held by potential Italian and German tourists (n=50 and 60, respectively). Image analysis was used in order to find the attributes tourists connect to pictures of lake landscape and to their own mental images of the places shown. The...

Author(s)
Tuohino, A.; Pitkänen, K.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 2004, 2, 2, pp 77-93
Abstract

Tourism research has identified a number of factors that influence tourist behaviour, among them socio-demographic characteristics and the number of previous visits. This article argues that tourists' spatial mobility, the time period within the holiday, the characteristics of the places visited,...

Author(s)
Zillinger, M.
Publisher
Institute for Tourism, Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Tourism (Zagreb), 2008, 56, 2, pp 143-158
Abstract

Purchase decision-making is an important area of research in tourism. This research has been carried out to gain insights into how demographic factors and preferences affect vacation decision criteria. The study utilized a set of data from a match sample of 897 visitors that included domestic...

Author(s)
Ozdİpcİner, N. S.; Li, X. P.; Uysal, M.
Publisher
Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management, 2010, 19, 5, pp 514-527
Abstract

The goal of this study is to learn more about tourists' understanding of sustainable tourism. The empirical survey with 6,000 respondents in eight countries identifies the most relevant aspects of sustainable tourism from a tourists' perspective. Overall the perception is balanced over the...

Author(s)
Wehrli, R.; Egli, H.; Lutzenberger, M.; Pfister, D.; Stettler, J.
Publisher
Institut für Tourismuswirtschaft, Lucerne, Switzerland
Citation
ITW Working Paper Series - Institut für Tourismuswirtschaft, Hochschule Luzern, 2011, No.2/2011, pp 24 pp.
Abstract

This empirical study consists of two parts. The first goal of this study is to learn more about tourists' understanding of sustainable tourism. The empirical survey with 6,000 respondents in eight countries identifies the most relevant aspects of sustainable tourism from a tourists' perspective....

Author(s)
Wehrli, R.; Egli, H.; Lutzenberger, M.; Pfister, D.; Schwarz, J.; Stettler, J.
Publisher
Institut für Tourismuswirtschaft, Lucerne, Switzerland
Citation
ITW Working Paper Series - Institut für Tourismuswirtschaft, Hochschule Luzern, 2011, No.01/2011, pp 153 pp.

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