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Purpose: The medical tourism industry has become one of the most profitable industries around the world wherein most of the countries exploit every effort to attract medical tourists to take advantage of its medical care benefits. The purpose of this study is to explore the determinants of...

Author(s)
Muhammad Khalilur Rahman
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
Tourism Review, 2019, 74, 3, pp 739-758
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This study explores the onshore experience of mainland Chinese cruise passengers on three international cruise ships departing from Shanghai to Japan and South Korea. Using a qualitative research method, the author collected data in the form of participant observations, casual conversations, and...

Author(s)
Li Na
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Recreation Research, 2019, 44, 2, pp 217-231
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The overall purpose of this study is to examine the moderating roles of gender and generation in the effects of perceived destination image on tourist attitude and visit intention among Chinese potential tourists to Australia. Australia is one of the preferred destinations to Chinese tourists, and...

Author(s)
Huang SongShan; Veen, R. van der
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2019, 25, 3, pp 375-389
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This study attempted to examine the intricate associations among volunteer tourism (VT) motivations, overall image, satisfaction, trust, and the influence of these relationships on behavioral intentions among youth travelers. Our findings from the structural analysis indicated that VT motivations...

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Han HeeSup; Meng Bo; Chua BeeLia; Ryu HyungSeo [Ryu, H. S. B. ]; Kim WanSoo
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2019, 36, 5, pp 549-562
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When regarding the literature on engagement, we may find the term associated to co-creation, interactions, processes, levels of knowledge, consumption frequency. Engagement goes beyond involvement and commitment and comprises a proactive relationship between a tourist and the object or place (e.g....

Author(s)
Loureiro, S. M. C.; Sarmento, E. M.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourism and Hospitality Research, 2019, 19, 3, pp 368-381
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Several studies explain the direct effect of travel motivation, perceived risks, and travel constraints on visit intention. However, there are relatively limited investigations on the combined effect of these factors on visit intention. This study empirically tests a comprehensive model of visit...

Author(s)
Khan, M. J.; Shankar Chelliah; Sahrish Ahmed
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourism and Hospitality Research, 2019, 19, 3, pp 351-367
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The study explored the push and pull travel motivations for visiting and revisiting Cuba before and after Obama administration efforts to ease travel restrictions to Cuba. Nine participants in a professional delegation to Cuba were interviewed via Skype prior to their trip to Cuba in 2013. In May...

Author(s)
Latkova, P.
Publisher
Common Ground Research Networks, Champaign, USA
Citation
Journal of Tourism and Leisure Studies, 2019, 4, 1, pp 1-14
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The objective of the research study was to identify the dimensions (beliefs, feelings and intentions of behavior) that Mexican consumers associate with the image of Brazil. For that, a qualitative research was carried out and indepth interviews were carried out, together with 22 students from the...

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Ayala, D. C. S.; Correa, C. M.; Merlo, E. M.; Braga Junior, S. S.
Publisher
Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Turísticos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Citation
Estudios y Perspectivas en Turismo, 2019, 28, 2, pp 267-289
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International tourism is vital to South Africa's economy and tourism industry. It accounts for 48% of the country's tourism volume and 3% of GDP. It is important to establish the image that international visitors have of South Africa to safeguard the performance efficacy of the country's tourism...

Author(s)
Haarhoff, R.; Klerk, B. de
Publisher
Universitatea din Oradea Romania, Oradea, Romania
Citation
GeoJournal of Tourism and Geosites, 2019, 24, 1, pp 201-211
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In this study, based on the Servqual Scale a questionnaire consisting of 4 sections and 48 questions was applied in order to determine the service quality evaluations of domestic and foreign tourist consumers participating in equestrian trekking activities in Nevșehir. The study was limited to the...

Author(s)
Belber, B. G.; Erdoğan, Y.
Publisher
Universitatea din Oradea Romania, Oradea, Romania
Citation
GeoJournal of Tourism and Geosites, 2019, 24, 1, pp 74-87

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