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This chapter examines tourism from Finland to Playa del Ingles on the island of Gran Canaria. A multi-stage research methodology was used, incorporating participant observation, field diarys and a questionnaire distributed to Finns arriving in Gran Canaria on a charter flight for a short-term visit ...

Author(s)
Selänniemi, T.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Hosts and guests revisited: tourism issues of the 21st century, 2001, pp 80-92
Abstract

The paper focuses on the transactions connected to the distribution of a round trip product. Specifically, the elaboration embraces the transfer of service quality specifications within the complicated production and distribution process and how service quality perceptions of the end-users can be...

Author(s)
Jensen, Ø.
Publisher
Continuum, London, UK
Citation
Tourism distribution channels: practices, issues and transformations, 2001, pp 119-134
Abstract

Estimates of U.S. demand for travel to Western Europe (including the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Austria and Denmark) are calculated using a gradual switching regression procedure (GSRP) based on the U.S. annual data of visits from 1960-85. The two benefits of this procedure...

Author(s)
Gallet, C. A.; Braun, B. M.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2001, 28, 2, pp 503-507
Abstract

Drawing from a large database of visitors to an island destination (Bornholm) in the Baltic Sea, this study employed a flexibility approach to identifying the destination's most valuable visitor segments as well as the destination's relative ability to satisfy each of them. Results of a series of...

Author(s)
Mykletun, R. J.; Crotts, J. C.; Mykletun, A.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2001, 22, 5, pp 493-500
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

This study investigated the power of fear evoked by advertisement photos in tourism advertisements, using data obtained from a survey of 386 tourists in Norway in 2001. The basic assumption was that advertisement photos portraying a risky holiday situation could influence tourists' attitudes...

Author(s)
Hem, L. E.; Iversen, N. M.; Nysveen, H.
Publisher
Haworth Hospitality Press, Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2002, 13, 4, pp 1-26
Abstract

The purpose of this article is to show that tourism always is more than a mere 'reflective' project. It also implies a 'sensuous and bodily involvement'. It is argued that being a tourist is a kind of participating in the local national representations which normally has some kind of bodily...

Author(s)
Nielsen, N. K.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourist Studies, 2003, 3, 1, pp 83-98
Abstract

Qualitative data were gathered from 35 families visiting the Legoland tourist attraction in Billund, Denmark. Analysis employed a framework based upon established "push" and "pull" factors for tourism and leisure, but also took into account sociological changes in family structure and process. It...

Author(s)
Johns, N.; Gyimóthy, S.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis AS, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2003, 3, 1, pp 3-23
Abstract

This book with 8 chapters presents the results of a 3-year research project on the making and consumption of places in the contemporary world. Illustrated through a case on Denmark, it considers the general arguments about the intersections of places, performances and people. It is shown that...

Author(s)
Bærenholdt, J. O.; Haldrup, M.; Larsen, J.; Urry, J.
Publisher
Ashgate Publishing Ltd., Aldershot, UK
Citation
Performing tourist places, 2004, pp xiv + 167 pp.
Abstract

This chapter maps the differences in time-space use/consumption among different groups of visitors in protected areas during winter. It is based on two questionnaire surveys, conducted in the winter of 2001-02, among visitors in the state reserve of Hauts-Plateaux du Vercors in southern France and...

Author(s)
Dupuis, L.; Müller, D. K.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Nature-based tourism in peripheral areas: development or disaster?, 2005, pp 91-104

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