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This paper reviews the main contributions on tourist motivation that have been carried out from a psychosocial point of view. Next, it explains Crompton's theory on tourist motivation, where two types of motives involved in travel decision as well as in destination choice are distinguished:...

Author(s)
Castaño Blanco, J. M.; Moreno Sáez, A.; García Dauder, S.; Crego Díaz, A.
Publisher
Instituto de Estudios Turísticos, Centro de Documentación Turística de España, Madrid, Spain
Citation
Estudios Turísticos, 2003, No.158, pp 5-41
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The government's involvement in Spanish tourism is analysed. The paper covers government policies, decisions and actions from 1978 until 2005. The analysis focuses on three issues: the institutional arrangements that explain how policies are formed within the national government; the role of the...

Author(s)
Velasco González, M.
Publisher
Instituto de Estudios Turísticos, Centro de Documentación Turística de España, Madrid, Spain
Citation
Estudios Turísticos, 2005, No.163/164, pp 99-122
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This study analyses the information of a hotel's guests located in the Grape and Wine Tourism Region in Rio Grande do Sul/Brazil, related to the situation of sanitation as a decisive factor in choosing the destination. The hotel surveyed has 90 rooms, 187 beds and receives the vast majority of the...

Author(s)
Conto, S. M. de; Alves, T. J. C.; Zaro, M.; Pistorello, J.; Pereira, G. S.; Pessin, R.
Publisher
Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Turísticos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Citation
Estudios y Perspectivas en Turismo, 2011, 20, 1, pp 213-228
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Mobilizing sensitive resources for touristic purposes compromises an accurate planning and management that must be based on the use of technical tools and scientific criteria. This paper analyses the opportunity to implement a selection of criteria for the Resources Recreational Assessment in the...

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Viñals Blasco, M. J.; Morant González, M.; Quintana, R.
Publisher
Universidade de Alicante, Alicante, Spain
Citation
Investigaciones Turísticas, 2011, No.1, pp 37-50
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The consumer behavior began to be investigated rigorously just a few decades ago, in order to determinate the influential factors in the tourist purchase decisions. The studies about the tourist purchase behaviour are scanty and also very recent, but the conclusions of the investigations obtained...

Author(s)
Martínez González, J. A.
Publisher
Universidad de Málaga, Malaga, Spain
Citation
Turismo y Desarrollo: Revista de Investigación en Turisme y Desarrollo Local, 2011, 4, 9, pp unpaginated
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This paper presents a comparison analysis among strategic planning and forecasting with considering the nexus in tourism industry. The relationship of modern planning approaches which have recently been evaluated in different dimensions, were analyzed through the use of qualitative research...

Author(s)
Aliu, A.
Publisher
Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Turísticos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Citation
Estudios y Perspectivas en Turismo, 2011, 20, 6, pp 1324-1344
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The study of tourism consumer behaviour is a complex activity wich involves many variables. Expert systems act as assistants, providing effective support in those jobs that require responsibility, competence and intuition. The paper presents a Web-based Expert System prototype to assist potential ...

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Primorac, C. R.; Mariño, S. I.
Publisher
Universidad de Málaga, Malaga, Spain
Citation
Turismo y Desarrollo: Revista de Investigación en Turisme y Desarrollo Local, 2011, 4, 10, pp unpaginated
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This research examines the use of information sources in tourism, distinguishing different periods in the tourist decision process, focusing on the information search process performed by the tourists at destination. The results show that the number and type of information sources used, as well as...

Author(s)
Luna Cortés, G.
Publisher
Universidade de Alicante, Alicante, Spain
Citation
Investigaciones Turísticas, 2012, No.4, pp 132-139
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The article contains a proposal for a competitiveness model of long distance tourist destinations for national and international markets. The model is built recognizing the complex nature of tourism given its transverse and heterogeneous character, the way that different agents interact within a ...

Author(s)
Jiménez Baños, P.; Aquino Jiménez, F. K.
Publisher
Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Turísticos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Citation
Estudios y Perspectivas en Turismo, 2012, 21, 4, pp 977-995
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This paper aims to analyse the woman's role in the family vacation decision. Specifically, we intend to identify different typologies of women based on pre and post vacation decision, women's' lifestyles and socio-demographic variables. Information was obtained through 300 questionnaires addressed...

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Barlés Arizón, M. J.; Matute Vallejo, J.
Publisher
Universidad de la Laguna, La Laguna, Spain
Citation
PASOS: Revista de Turismo y Patrimonio Cultural, 2012, 10, 5, pp 543-551

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