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Recent decades have witnessed great changes in norms and values related to tourism activity, such as increasing international orientation, more attention to individual health and welfare and increased interest in environmental problems. These changes in attitudes have not been identified to a great ...

Author(s)
Steen, A.
Citation
Problemy Turystyki, 1988, 11, 4, pp 35-48
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

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

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 study examines why people travel on their own. Based on a preliminary study of 7 solo travellers in the Norwegian Lofoten Islands, 13 sociopsychological justifications are empirically identified: ease, experience, flexibility, freedom, exploration, absence of a travel companion, prestige, sex, ...

Author(s)
Mehmetoglu, M.; Dann, G. M. S.; Larsen, S.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis AS, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2001, 1, 1, pp 19-37
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

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 article examines the effect of internet-based electronic markets on consumer search in the travel and tourism industry. Two Finnish experiments, conducted in September 1999 and September 2000, provide the empirical basis for the article. We address the question of whether consumer search in...

Author(s)
ÖÖrni, A.; Klein, S.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Information Technology and Tourism, 2003, 6, 1, pp 3-11
Abstract

Over the years, academics have attempted to develop typologies that distinguish between various types of tourists. There is, however, general consensus that these taxonomies suffer from several weaknesses. In particular, they are based on a priori theoretical assumptions that rely on just one or...

Author(s)
Mehmetoglu, M.
Publisher
Haworth Press Inc., Binghamton, USA
Citation
International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration, 2004, 5, 3, pp 69-90
Abstract

This account describes results from a study of motor tourists characterized by an individualistic-romantic outlook, utilizing data from the Norwegian Foreign Visitor Survey. In segments of modern-day holiday travel, there seems to be dynamic cultures of individualism. Relating to this discourse,...

Author(s)
Jacobsen, J. K. S.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis AS, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2004, 4, 1, pp 5-23

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