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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

The aim of the study was to examine the impact of perceived risk on travel behavior and information search, and explore the mediating effect of tourist type. The results based on a quantitative survey of Finnish travelers' show how risk-prudent and risk-aversive tourists use specific types of...

Author(s)
Björk, P.; Kauppinen-Räisänen, H.
Publisher
Routledge, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2011, 11, 3, pp 306-323
Abstract

Prior to their trips, leisure travellers search for information, both in the pre- and the post-decision stages. Previous studies on leisure travel decision making have documented how personal characteristics and perceived risk influence pre-trip information sourcing, but not detailed their effects...

Author(s)
Björk, P.; Kauppinen-Räisänen, H.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourism and Hospitality Research, 2015, 15, 1, pp 39-53