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A review of the literature on family leisure travel indicates an emphasis on the spectacular and exotic, with little empirical investigation on everyday behaviours retained while on vacation. The present study examines possible spillovers from the home to the tourism setting by examining the...

Author(s)
Sthapit, E.; Björk, P.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Anatolia, 2017, 28, 2, pp 209-223
Abstract

This study examines the influence of food consumption emotions on tourist's memories of a trip, place attachment, and behavioural intentions. A web-based post-holiday survey was conducted among tourists to Rovaniemi, Finland, and a valid sample of 241 tourists was used for data analysis. Structural ...

Author(s)
Sthapit, E.; Björk, P.; Coudounaris, D. N.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Anatolia, 2017, 28, 3, pp 363-380
Abstract

The present study was undertaken with the purpose of understanding what makes a memorable food experience (MFE) for tourists. Twenty-two interviews were carried out with a sample of tourists who visited Rovaniemi, Finland. Using grounded theory as a data analytic approach, this paper proposes a...

Author(s)
Sthapit, E.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Anatolia, 2017, 28, 3, pp 404-421
Abstract

The present study examines the interrelationships between local food consumption and satisfaction, memories, behavioural intention, place attachment, sharing, social interaction and subjective well-being. A web-based post-holiday survey was conducted of tourists to Rovaniemi, Finland, and a valid...

Author(s)
Sthapit, E.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Anatolia, 2018, 29, 4, pp 614-616
Abstract

The present study explores specific value dimension(s) that generate one type of value outcome as a result of interactive value formation (IVF) - value no-creation - in a cruise service context. Using netnography, customer-generated content on TripAdvisor was analysed. Five keywords "ok",...

Author(s)
Sthapit, E.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Anatolia, 2018, 29, 4, pp 617-619
Abstract

The present study examines the specific dimensions of Kim, Ritchie, and McCormick's [(2012). Development of a scale to measure memorable tourism experiences. Journal of Travel Research, 51(12), 12-25. doi:10.1177/0047287510385467] memorable tourism experience (MTE) scale that affects tourists'...

Author(s)
Sthapit, E.; Coudounaris, D. N.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2018, 18, 1, pp 72-94
Abstract

The present study utilized netnography to explore tourists' memorable hotel experiences. Customer-generated content on TripAdvisor was analysed for identifying the components that contribute to tourists' memorable hotel experiences in Helsinki and Rovaniemi, in Finland. Ten keywords "memorable",...

Author(s)
Sthapit, E.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Anatolia, 2018, 29, 1, pp 108-128
Abstract

This study explores choice overload in a souvenir-shopping context, and employs a grounded theory approach to identifying some attributes tourists prefer when choosing souvenirs. The research data were gathered using 19 semi structured interviews from international tourists, representing 9...

Author(s)
Sthapit, E.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tourism Management Perspectives, 2018, 26, pp 126-134
Abstract

This study examines the relationship among authenticity, satisfaction, co-creation, memorable souvenir-shopping experiences, and place attachment. A post-holiday web-based survey was conducted among tourists to Rovaniemi, Finland, and a valid sample of 301 tourists was used for data analysis. The...

Author(s)
Sthapit, E.; Coudounaris, D. N.; Björk, P.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Leisure Studies, 2018, 37, 5, pp 628-643
Abstract

For some tourists, shopping is a "must-do" activity, and many tourists' purchases can be classified as souvenirs. This study employs a grounded theory approach to explore the central elements of souvenirs that help tourists reminisce about their holiday experiences and encourage their intentions to ...

Author(s)
Sthapit, E.; Björk, P.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2019, 19, 1, pp 1-26