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Measures of vacation travel patterns, derived from the USA 1977 National Travel Survey, are examined for 16 states to determine if there are statistically explainable patterns. The three measures of vacation travel patterns are: the distance exponent for a gravity model developed for each state;...

Author(s)
Smith, S. L. J.
Citation
Leisure Sciences, 1985, 7, 2, pp 151-174
Abstract

Using selected activities from the 1983 US Nationwide Recreation Survey this paper addresses the following objectives: (1) the relationship between selected outdoor recreation activities and distance travelled; (2) the relationship between selected outdoor recreation activities and length of stay;...

Author(s)
O'Leary, J. T.; Uysal, M.; Dottavio, F. D.; Cordell, H. K.
Publisher
Academy of Marketing Science, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, USA
Citation
Tourism services marketing: advances in theory and practice. Special conference series, volume II, 1986, 1986, pp 30-40
Abstract

The distance of travel has been considered an important determinant of travel decisions. As a result several tourism demand studies have incorporated distance among their explanatory variables. However, while the role of distance has been extensively investigated in relation to tourist arrivals,...

Author(s)
Anastasopoulos, P.
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 1991, 18, 4, pp 663-666
Abstract

Distance is an important consideration in the holiday destination selection process. The study investigated the nature of the relationship between travellers' cognitive distance estimates and actual physical distance, and tested the efficacy of the hierarchical and non-hierarchical theories of...

Author(s)
Ankomah, P. K.; Crompton, J. L.; Baker, D. A.
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 1995, 34, 2, pp 12-18
Abstract

To estimate visitor expenditures, a stratified random sample of visitors to Ramsey Canyon Preserve and San Pedro Riparian National Conversation Area (Arizona, USA) [n=385, date not specified] was collected. The study found that birdwatchers spend more money than other visitors to natural sites....

Author(s)
Leones, J.; Colby, B.; Crandall, K.
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 1998, 36, 3, pp 56-64
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The study investigates the relationship of cognitive distance, actual distance and the allocation of long-haul destinations within US tourists' choice sets. Data were collected on 225 tourists' perceptions of Australia and Italy as destinations. Findings suggest that the perceived distance to...

Author(s)
Harrison-Hill, T.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995359)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

The objective of this study is to investigate the determinants of recreational boater expenditures on trips to help generate strategic insights on marketing for private and public sectors in boating businesses. Tobit analysis was applied to data from the 1998 Michigan boating survey (n=971)....

Author(s)
Lee HeeChan
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2001, 22, 6, pp 659-667
Abstract

The results of a study of the tourist behaviour of young Americans and Canadians, part of a research project carried out under the aegis of the American Section of the International Bureau of Social Tourism (BITS-Ameriques) and the Canadian Commission for tourism, with assistance from the...

Author(s)
Stafford, J.; Sarrasin, B.; Ramahatra, H.
Publisher
Téros, Université de Québec à Mondréal, Montréal, Canada
Citation
Téoros, Revue de Recherche en Tourisme, 2001, 20, 2, pp 60-62
Abstract

This article describes a method for estimating the impact of the Canada-US border on international travel by US residents to Canada in terms of the "distance equivalence" of the border, using data obtained in 1995. On average, the border is equivalent to an additional 1650 km of travel. State...

Author(s)
Smith, S. L. J.; Xie, F. F. P.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2003, 42, 2, pp 191-194
Abstract

A theoretical model of resident support for tourism that is based on the social exchange theory was shown to be valid regardless of the distance between residents' homes and tourism attractions. However, distance had a significant effect on how the costs and benefits were evaluated. Recreation...

Author(s)
Jurowski, C.; Gursoy, D.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2004, 31, 2, pp 296-312

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