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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

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

In a comprehensive survey of Norwegian charter tourists (N=1222), the relationships between tourists' motives for travelling, their definition of holiday type, and their behaviour are examined among two different groups of tourists. The first group, the "decision makers," actually made the travel...

Author(s)
Prebensen, N. K.; Kleiven, J.
Publisher
Haworth Press Inc., Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Hospitality & Leisure Marketing, 2006, 14, 1, pp 75-97
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Rural tourism is an important form of tourism in many countries, including Finland. To understand rural tourists ' behaviour and help tourism companies market their products more efficiently many scholars have segmented rural tourists in several different geographical locations. This study aims to...

Author(s)
Pesonen, J. A.
Publisher
Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Opatija, Croatia
Citation
Tourism and Hospitality Management, 2012, 18, 1, pp 69-82
Abstract

Purpose - The essence of the demand for nature-based tourism is an important issue seen from both an academic and practitioner's perspective. One approach to understanding it is to examine the relationship between tourists' travel motivations and activities. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is...

Author(s)
Mehmetoglu, M.; Normann, Ø.
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, Bradford, UK
Citation
Tourism Review, 2013, 68, 2, pp 3-13
Abstract

This study aims to compare activity-based segmentation and travel motivation segmentation from the perspective of information search behavior and online use behavior by comparing segment heterogeneity. The data were collected from users of three Finnish rural tourism websites with 1754 completed...

Author(s)
Pesonen, J. A.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2015, 32, 3, pp 211-226
Abstract

Length of stay (LOS) is one of the most commonly used variables in visitor surveys. The economic theory of consumer behavior postulates that a rational consumer maximizes utility subject to his /her budgetary restrictions. The objective of this study was to combine socio-demographic and travel...

Author(s)
Prebensen, N. K.; Altin, M.; Uysal, M.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2015, 15, Suppl. 1, pp 28-47
Abstract

Purpose - The aim of this study is to examine cruise destination branding as a new resource for a region to promote an area as a differentiated cruise destination. The authors specifically study how the perceived brand awareness of a destination moderates the relation between cruisers' motivation...

Author(s)
Lemmetyinen, A.; Dimitrovski, D.; Nieminen, L.; Pohjola, T.
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, Bradford, UK
Citation
Tourism Review, 2016, 71, 4, pp 245-286
Abstract

This special volume reports recent research relating to marketing of travel and tourism services. Topics addressed by the seven papers include: research progress in shopping tourism; the role of sensory reference cues and capacity for imagination in destination marketing; lifestyle segmentation of...

Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2016, 33, Suppl. 1, pp S1-S137

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