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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 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

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

Objectives: The authors examine the rationale and efficacy of pre-travel hepatitis B immunization strategies based on itinerary and presumed on-travel risk behaviour. Methods: A large survey among 26,640 Danes survey provided data on journey lengths and destinations, immunization coverage, risk...

Author(s)
Nielsen, U. S.; Petersen, E.; Larsen, G. S.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Infection, 2009, 59, 5, pp 353-359
Abstract

Tourism is often portrayed by the tourism industry, tourists themselves and tourism scholars as a liminoid site of escape, happiness and freedom from constraint. For many, however, holidays do not live up to this expectation. This paper challenges the dominant tourism discourse of holidays as sites ...

Author(s)
Heimtun, B.; Jordan, F.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourist Studies, 2011, 11, 3, pp 271-290
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

Recent research has attempted to distinguish the key differences between backpacking and flashpacking. However, research observing how both groups choose to travel between destinations remains a neglected theme, and one that may also reveal distinct behavioural differences. This paper critically...

Author(s)
Butler, G.; Hannam, K.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2014, 17, 8, pp 739-752
Abstract

As a result of the phenomenal growth of the sharing economy in the travel industry, investigating its potential impacts on travelers and tourism destinations is of paramount importance. The goal of this study was to identify how the use of peer-to-peer accommodation leads to changes in travelers'...

Author(s)
Tussyadiah, I. P.; Pesonen, J.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2016, 55, 8, pp 1022-1040

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