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Sweden is one of Europe's most travel intensive countries, and analysts frequently pinpoint the country as having strong growth potential for outbound travel. However, inflation and static real incomes, coupled with a change of government, have dampened travel in recent months, and immediate...

Author(s)
Cockerell, N.
Citation
Travel & Tourism Analyst, 1991, No. 5, pp 42-56
Abstract

A research programme is currently underway in Sweden to investigate the determinants of tourism. The idea is to bring together researchers from different disciplines - sociology, psychology, economics, human geography and computer science - to study a central theme, tourism, using similar methods...

Author(s)
Nyberg, L.
Citation
Revue de Tourisme, 1992, 47, 2, pp 8-10
Abstract

Drawing on empirical data from the 1991 Norwegian holiday survey, the article examines motives for taking holiday trips, and compares the results with those of the 1990 Danish holiday survey. These motives are then linked to information on social groups, age and educational background. The findings ...

Author(s)
Haukeland, J. V.
Citation
Revue de Tourisme, 1992, 47, 2, pp 14-17
Abstract

The four papers that comprise the final section focus on possible future developments in tourist behaviour, attempting to throw some light on the topic by observing current tourist behaviours among the young. Papers draw on evidence from Sweden and Italy in discussing patterns of demand and...

Author(s)
Hartmann, J. (et al.)
Citation
Sociologia Urbana e Rurale, 1992, No. 38, pp 377-411
Abstract

The underlying assumption of this study is that differences in value systems will influence activity preferences of tourists visiting a destination. Personal values have long been considered an important variable for market segmentation. Single values may be grouped on the basis of their importance ...

Author(s)
Madrigal, R.; Kahle, L. R.
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 1994, 32, 3, pp 22-28
Abstract

The future prospects of Finland's outbound travel sector are assessed. Consumer spending patterns, changing trip characteristics and socioeconomic factors are all shown to impact on the various components of the outbound travel market: transport modes; travel agencies; tour operators and trade...

Author(s)
Weston, C.
Citation
Travel & Tourism Analyst, 1996, No. 5, pp 28-45
Abstract

This paper contrasts distribution systems in various European countries (UK, Germany, Scandinavia, France, Italy, and Spain) and identifies differences between Northern and Southern Europe. It is indicated that there are pronounced differences in approaches to holiday taking in Europe. In Northern...

Author(s)
Casarin, F.
Publisher
Continuum, London, UK
Citation
Tourism distribution channels: practices, issues and transformations, 2001, pp 137-150
Abstract

This paper presents a case study based on a travel survey on the preferences for different information sources among package and non-package travellers. The sample consists of 367 Norwegian travellers who had access to the internet, had been on a charter holiday (at least once), or had travelled...

Author(s)
Tjøstheim, I.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien, Wien, Austria
Citation
Information and communication technologies in tourism 2002: Proceedings of the International Conference in Innsbruck, Austria, 2002, 2002, pp 166-176
Abstract

This paper examines the preferences for information sources in travel planning by experienced travellers and Internet users in Norway. The study focuses on 4 categories of sources and how travellers planning to go on a city-holiday rank these sources and their sub-categories. A total of 392...

Author(s)
Tjøstheim, I.; Tronvoll, B.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien, Wien, Austria
Citation
City tourism 2002: Proceedings of European Cities Tourism's International Conference in Vienna, Austria, 2002, 2002, pp 276-285
Abstract

This study took the view that visitors perceive theme parks in terms of hedonic experience rather than simply as commercial service offerings, and respond to emotional content rather than to the utility of tourism service provision. The study took place at Legoland, at Billund in Denmark. The views ...

Author(s)
Johns, N.; Gyimóthy, S.
Publisher
Henry Stewart Publications, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2002, 8, 4, pp 320-331

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