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In the past decade, the positive and memorable tourism experience (MTE) has merged as a critical concept in the hospitality and tourism field. Previous quantitative studies on MTE mainly focus on measurement development and the relationship between MTE and behavioral intention, and they lack the...

Author(s)
Zhong YunYing; Busser, J.; Baloglu, S.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Tourism Analysis, 2017, 22, 2, pp 201-217
Abstract

Many cities have begun to use experiential marketing in order to create cohesive place branding messages that appeal to different potential visitors, both tourists and locals. By identifying the brand experiences that influence place dependence and positive outcomes such as word-of-mouth and...

Author(s)
Beckman, E.; Kumar, A.; Kim, Y. K.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2013, 52, 5, pp 646-658
Abstract

The purpose of the present study is to examine the impact of social capital on tourism technology adoption process. Four main components of social capital were chosen: social networks including network size, tie strength, bridging and bonding tie; trust; norms; and associational activity. Based on...

Author(s)
Lee ByeongCheol; Cho JiMin; Hwang DooHyun
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourism and Hospitality Research, 2013, 13, 3, pp 149-165
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This research explored the image of Wales as a nation and a potential tourism destination in relation to the 2010 Ryder Cup. Despite being promoted and positioned as the third biggest sporting event in the world remarkably little academic research has focused on the Ryder Cup. As part of some...

Author(s)
Harris, J.; Lepp, A.; Lee, S. K.
Publisher
International University College, Dobrich, Bulgaria
Citation
European Journal of Tourism Research, 2012, 5, 1, pp 38-52
Abstract

This study empirically tests the role of residents in branding tourism destinations, which has rarely been explored. Results from a survey of 371 residents in Hawaii show positive relationships between residents' identification with their destination brand and their behavior in three ways: (a)...

Author(s)
Choo, H. S.; Park, S. Y.; Petrick, J. F.
Publisher
Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management, 2011, 20, 2, pp 198-216
Abstract

Visitor loyalty is necessary to generate a virtuous cycle of people-park symbiosis, but knowledge about loyalty expectations is insufficient. A survey of 300 repeat visitors to South Carolina's Francis Beidler Forest, a private protected area, yielded a hierarchical pattern of loyalties, with...

Author(s)
Weaver, D. B.; Lawton, L. J.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2011, 50, 3, pp 335-346
Abstract

Gender-focused research has received a great deal of attention among leisure and travel scholars. However, the concept of gender differences in consumers' destination selection behaviors has been neglected in the tourism literature. A sample obtained from an online survey was investigated to assess ...

Author(s)
Kim, K. K.; Oh IckKeun
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Review International, 2010, 13, 3, pp 201-211
Abstract

This study analysed and measured Oman's destination image in the USA through a combination of qualitative and quantitative research. The research design was organized into three major steps: (1) a focus group; (2) a content analysis of two main information sources (general media coverage and travel ...

Author(s)
Al-Azri, H. I.; Morrison, A. M.
Publisher
Centre for Tourism Research & Development, Lucknow, India
Citation
Tourism Recreation Research, 2006, 31, 2, pp 85-89
Full TextCABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Travel personality testing for destination recommendation systems.

This chapter investigates that extent to which pre-defined personality types can be used to enhance the personal relevancy of recommendations provided in a destination recommendation system (DRS). The findings presented in this chapter are based upon a survey of 3525 randomly selected persons who...

Author(s)
Gretzel, U.; Mitsche, N.; Hwang YeongHyeon; Fesenmaier, D. R.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990231)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

This study analyses the image that different tourist segments have of an emerging regional and nature-based destination in Ohio (USA), which encompasses three counties of the Lake Erie Coastal Region. The image analysis used a multi-attribute approach with a seven-point Likert scale. Internet...

Author(s)
Obenour, W.; Groves, D.; Lengfelder, J.
Publisher
Haworth Press Inc., Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Hospitality & Leisure Marketing, 2006, 14, 1, pp 23-47

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