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Contemporarily, social media has become pervasive in tourists' decision-making to travel to any destination. The study assesses the use of social media in travel decision-making of international tourists on Ghana. The study revealed that tourists consider social media platforms as useful for their...

Author(s)
Osei, B. A.; Mensah, I.; Amenumey, E. K.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Anatolia, 2018, 29, 3, pp 411-421
Abstract

Informality is a distinguishing trait of economic life across much of the global South. In terms of the tourism sector several researchers examine the informal sector of leisure tourism. In this article the aim is to focus upon business tourism and more specifically the segment of informal sector ...

Author(s)
Rogerson, C. M.
Publisher
Universitatea din Oradea Romania, Oradea, Romania
Citation
GeoJournal of Tourism and Geosites, 2018, 22, 2, pp 381-392
Abstract

Sustainable financing of conservation is a key challenge in developing countries, due to competing needs. Increasingly, national parks are expected to undertake local community development - at a time when the conservation mandate and threats to conservation have increased significantly, while...

Author(s)
Mukanjari, S.; Muchapondwa, E.; Demeke, E.
Publisher
Economic Research Southern Africa, Claremont, South Africa
Citation
Working Papers - Economic Research Southern Africa, 2018, No.743, pp 36 pp.
Abstract

Destination image formation is a complex, multifaceted process that has been examined extensively by tourism scholars. However, previous studies often used a predetermined list of tourism-specific attributes to measure destination image, leading to a lack of empirical research on destination image...

Author(s)
Tegegne, W. A.; Moyle, B. D.; Becken, S.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, 2018, 8, pp 14-22
Abstract

Security concerns especially from terrorism events and travel warnings against the country presents a challenge to the tourism industry in Kenya. This study applies the Arellano-Bond difference GMM model to analyze the effects of terrorism and travel warning on demand for tourism in Kenya....

Author(s)
Masinde, B.; Buigut, S.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Tourism Analysis, 2018, 23, 2, pp 283-288
Abstract

A popular trend is for US colleges to organise short-term, self-funded trips for students to volunteer for several weeks in poverty-stricken communities in the global South. To explore the cultural implications of short-term, international volunteer projects, I undertake an ethnographic study of...

Author(s)
Park JiHoon
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Geographies, 2018, 20, 1, pp 144-162
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Tourists spend a good portion of their travel budget on food and beverages. Culinary preference knowledge should thus be important to numerous stakeholders. Little is, however, known about the determinants of culinary preferences of international tourists. Furthermore, in the context of developing...

Author(s)
Coughlan, L. M.; Saayman, M.
Publisher
Varna University of Management (ex International University College), Varna, Bulgaria
Citation
European Journal of Tourism Research, 2018, 18, pp 95-119
Abstract

This paper uses dynamic panel model to compare the effect of terrorism on developed and emerging country demand for tourism in Kenya. Quarterly data spanning 2010Q1 to 2013Q4, sourced from the Kenyan National Bureau of Statistics, for 27 developed and 34 emerging countries is used. Intensity of...

Author(s)
Buigut, S.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourism and Hospitality Research, 2018, 18, 1, pp 28-37
Abstract

This article estimates the visitation demand function for Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (KTP) in order to determine the scope for raising fees charged to international tourists in order to fund revenue-sharing schemes for local communities. International and Southern African Development Community ...

Author(s)
Dikgang, J.; Muchapondwa, E.; Stage, J.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourism Economics, 2017, 23, 8, pp 1553-1567
Abstract

Weather and climate are often important factors determining the success of a tourism destination and resultant satisfaction among tourists. This is particularly true for South Africa due the predominance of outdoor tourist attractions. Increasing numbers of international tourists have visited...

Author(s)
Giddy, J. K.; Fitchett, J. M.; Hoogendoorn, G.
Publisher
De Gruyter Open, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series, 2017, 38, pp 57-72

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