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A total of 1320 on-site interviews were conducted with individuals visiting 9 industrial heritage sites in southwestern Pennsylvania, USA. Individuals were asked, "What influenced you to visit the site?" Based on content analysis of their answers, 8 major reasons, including interest in the site,...

Author(s)
Chen, J. S.; Kerstetter, D. L.; Graefe, A. R.
Publisher
Haworth Press Inc., Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Hospitality & Leisure Marketing, 2001, 8, 1/2, pp 19-31
Abstract

The objective of this investigation is to reveal a leisure traveller typology based on nine travel motivations by using logistic probability modelling. The study data are collected from a two-stage omnibus survey of travellers to ten eastern states in the USA, including the District of Columbia....

Author(s)
Chen, J. S.; Uysal, M.
Publisher
Haworth Press Inc., Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Hospitality & Leisure Marketing, 2003, 10, 1/2, pp 51-62
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This research depicts a new investigative theme pertaining to travel motivation to wellness destinations. Owing to the paucity of definition of such a phenomenon, this study first defines wellness tourism and then launches an empirical study to explore the underlying motivational factors. Both...

Author(s)
Chen, J. S.; Prebensen, N.; Huan, T. C.
Publisher
Hüseyin Yıldırım, Ankara, Turkey
Citation
Anatolia, 2008, 19, 1, pp 103-115
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This research delineates the underlying markets of Swedish travelers visiting nature-based destinations in Norway. A total of 2,034 respondents are partitioned into mutually exclusive groups, based on the following four nature-related travel motivations: (1) to experience Norwegian nature, (2) to...

Author(s)
Chen, J. S.; Prebensen, N. K.; Chen, Y. L.; Kim, H. M.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Tourism Analysis, 2013, 18, 6, pp 651-661
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Cover for Why, oh why, oh why, do people travel abroad?

This chapter discusses theoretical and methodological issues in researching tourist motivation, and presents examples of some empirical studies on tourism motivation. These examples deal with variations in motivation, from single and dual to multiple (three or more).

Author(s)
Dann, G. M. S.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643489)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Revisiting self-congruity theory in travel and tourism.

In 2000, Sirgy and Su developed an integrated model of self-congruity in travel and tourism. The model posits that various aspects of the destination and its atmosphere are related to the destination visitor image. The destination visitor image is then evaluated in light of specific dimensions of...

Author(s)
Sirgy, M. J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643489)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tourist information search: a DIY approach to creating experience value.

This chapter explores the many ways in which tourists use a do-it-yourself (DIY) approach to look for information on the internet. The first part of the chapter investigates the various needs that information searching helps satisfy. This is followed by reviews of the psychological/motivational...

Author(s)
Korneliussen, T.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643489)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Value creation: a tourism mobilities perspective.

This chapter explores issues relating to value creation and co-creation during the tourism mobilities component of holiday travel. It first suggests a number of factors that influence the value creation process in the tourism mobilities sector. The chapter then decomposes the typical tourist...

Author(s)
Prideaux, B.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643489)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

This study aims to develop a measurement scale assessing motivations of tourists traveling to religious sites within the Chinese context. Deploying quantitative methods in relation to Putuo Buddhist Mountain - one of the most visited Buddhist destinations in China, this study depicts 20 motivation...

Author(s)
Wang WanFei; Chen, J. S.; Huang KeJi
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 2016, 21, 1, pp 57-72
Abstract

Purpose: This paper aims to reveal the similarities and variances in activity patterns among those traveling alone and with a different mix of travel companions in the context of nature-based tourism. Design/methodology/approach: In this research, five different travel parties (alone, with small...

Author(s)
Chen, J. S.; Wang Wei; Prebensen, N. K.
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, Bradford, UK
Citation
Tourism Review, 2016, 71, 1, pp 45-56

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