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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

Prior to their trips, leisure travellers search for information, both in the pre- and the post-decision stages. Previous studies on leisure travel decision making have documented how personal characteristics and perceived risk influence pre-trip information sourcing, but not detailed their effects...

Author(s)
Björk, P.; Kauppinen-Räisänen, H.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourism and Hospitality Research, 2015, 15, 1, pp 39-53
Abstract

This study explores the multifarious nature of food-related experiences on a destination. A questionnaire was designed to capture the importance of culinary experiences on destination choice and travel satisfaction as well as the dimensionality of food experiences as perceived in destination...

Author(s)
Björk, P.; Kauppinen-Räisänen, H.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2016, 19, 12, pp 1260-1280
Abstract

This study addresses the question of how an inherent interest in food affects consumers as travellers. This is done by focusing on food interest as an antecedent and uncovering the effects of such an interest on travel motivation, destination choice, positive food experiences and, further, on...

Author(s)
Björk, P.; Kauppinen-Räisänen, H.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2017, 17, 1, pp 9-26
Abstract

A review of the literature on family leisure travel indicates an emphasis on the spectacular and exotic, with little empirical investigation on everyday behaviours retained while on vacation. The present study examines possible spillovers from the home to the tourism setting by examining the...

Author(s)
Sthapit, E.; Björk, P.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Anatolia, 2017, 28, 2, pp 209-223
Abstract

Purpose: To provide insights into holiday well-being, the purpose of this paper is to examine two inevitable traveller activities related to destinations' gastronomy: pre-trip food information sourcing and the daily meals consumed. Design/methodology/approach: A survey was carried out among 243...

Author(s)
Björk, P.; Kauppinen-Räisänen, H.
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
British Food Journal, 2017, 119, 7, pp 1578-1591