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Cross-cultural understanding in tourism is a well-researched area, but in spite of great amount of time and money spent on cross-cultural training programs, this study suggests miscommunication continues to exist, caused by differences between expected and actual host or guest behavior. A gap,...

Author(s)
Kim SeongSeop [Kim, S. S. S. ]; McKercher, B.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2011, 28, 2, pp 145-164
Abstract

This study explores visitor perceptions of Seoul, Korea, held by three different nationalities (European, Japanese and North American) and also by purpose of visit (i.e., pleasure vs. business). A total of 420 usable responses was used in the analysis. Perceptual mapping was utilized to...

Author(s)
Suh, Y. K.; Gartner, W. C.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2004, 43, 1, pp 39-45
Abstract

Tourism providers must accommodate culturally based guest needs in order to tap into the increasingly lucrative market of international travellers. Although there have been several normative efforts to delineate the expectations of Japanese and Korean travellers to the USA, there is little or no...

Author(s)
Heo JinKyeong; Jogaratnam, G.; Buchanan, P.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal of Hospitality Management, 2004, 23, 1, pp 39-53
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to highlight the structure and meanings of intercultural interactions between international tourists and local residents. To achieve this purpose, the study adopted a naturalistic approach. This approach was selected as appropriate for the study because it yielded an...

Author(s)
Yoo, Jiyoon; Sohn Dehyen
Publisher
Haworth Hospitality Press, Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2003, 14, 1, pp 55-68
Abstract

This study assesses the importance placed on different attributes of hotel selection by guests from Japan and the USA and cultural differences of these 2 groups who make up the major market segments for Korean international tourist hotels. Hofstede's four cultural dimensions of cultural values have ...

Author(s)
Cho MinHo
Publisher
School of Hospitality Management, Florida International University, North Miami, USA
Citation
FIU Hospitality Review, 2001, 19, 1, pp 55-68