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A research programme is currently underway in Sweden to investigate the determinants of tourism. The idea is to bring together researchers from different disciplines - sociology, psychology, economics, human geography and computer science - to study a central theme, tourism, using similar methods...

Author(s)
Nyberg, L.
Citation
Revue de Tourisme, 1992, 47, 2, pp 8-10
Abstract

This paper introduces a first step towards analysing tourist travel choice in situations where tourists may: (i) temporally separate their choice of different components of the travel package, e.g. tourists may choose travel destination before accommodation, and (ii) face a structure of constraints ...

Author(s)
Dellaert, B. G. C.; Ettema, D. F.; Lindh, C.
Citation
Tourism Management, 1998, 19, 4, pp 313-320
Abstract

The discussion of competitive edge in companies is often based on issues of quality and loyalty. Senior tourists are mostly very loyal to tourism companies provided that high-quality services are offered. Perceived quality is the result of a cognitive elaboration, including a comparison of...

Author(s)
Lindqvist, L. J.; Björk, P.
Citation
Tourism Economics, 2000, 6, 2, pp 151-158
Abstract

This paper reports on a field study of pricing practices and their relationship to cost accounting in tourism enterprises located in Finnish Lapland. Qualitative interviews were conducted in six tourism enterprises, which varied in size, age, location, line of tourism business, and their ownership...

Author(s)
Pellinen, J.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal of Hospitality Management, 2003, 22, 2, pp 217-235
Abstract

There are many unique issues associated with natural resource management in the far north as a result of legislative direction, historic settlement and occupation patterns, northern cultural traditions, ecotourism, economic depression, pressures for energy development, and globalization and...

Author(s)
Watson, A.; Alessa, L.; Glaspell, B.
Publisher
Resilience Alliance, Wolfville, Canada
Citation
Conservation Ecology, 2003, 8, 1, pp article 2
Abstract

Strategic planning focusing on rural tourism is based fundamentally on adjusting to changes in the operational environment. Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis is a commonly used tool for analysing both the internal and external environments in order to attain a...

Author(s)
Kajanus, M.; Kangas, J.; Kurttila, M.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2004, 25, 4, pp 499-506
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
Full TextCABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Swedish mountain tourism patterns and modelling destination attributes.

This chapter summarizes findings from three associated studies of visitors to the Swedish mountain region. The first two studies provide a holistic view, using national samples to examine current tourism patterns and recent trends in the Swedish mountain region. The third study focuses on a...

Author(s)
Fredman, P.; Lindberg, K.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931346)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

This paper operationalises discourses on 'affects-as-information' in terms of destination imagining and choosing. Evoked sets are conceptualized not simply as destinations, but as destinations in terms of imagery, knowledge and familiarity; forming Unusual Selling Points (USPs) or their...

Author(s)
Prentice, R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2006, 27, 6, pp 1153-1170
Abstract

Guidebooks contain important sources of information for travellers. It can be assumed that they influence the reader's choice of tourist sites, as a selection of tourist attractions is presented in the books. In this study, the influence of guidebooks on German tourists' choice of tourist sites in ...

Author(s)
Zillinger, M.
Publisher
Routledge, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2006, 6, 3, pp 229-247

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