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This study aims to examine whether decomposed search engine data can be used to improve the forecasting accuracy of tourism demand. The methodology was applied to predict monthly tourist arrivals from nine countries to Hong Kong. Search engine data from Google Trends were first decomposed into...

Author(s)
Li Xin; Law, R.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2020, 59, 1, pp 52-68
Abstract

Visiting friends and relatives (VFR) travellers have often been categorised based on their purpose of travel and their use of accommodations. This study focuses on the non-VFR category defined by these two factors and on the investigation of 'hidden VFR travellers (HVFRs)' in the non-VFR category....

Author(s)
Kashiwagi, S.; Nagai, H.; Furutani, T.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tourism Management Perspectives, 2020, 33, pp 100610
Abstract

Purpose: This study aims to investigate tourists' propensity to use travel review websites (TRWs) during the pre- and post-travel stages from a cultural perspective. Design/methodology/approach: This quantitative study is guided by the positivist paradigm. Data were obtained from an online survey,...

Author(s)
Cassidy, L.; Pabel, A.
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, 2019, 10, 3, pp 342-353
Abstract

Although many tourist regions compete among themselves, there is a scenario of strategic interdependence between them that has not usually been considered in the literature. In this way, this present article has used Game Theory in order to analyse the competition/cooperation between two tourist ...

Author(s)
Tavares, J. M.; Xuan Tran
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Planning and Development, 2019, 16, 3, pp 304-317
Abstract

In 'Walking to Be Some Body' Matthew R. Anderson uses the example of North American Scandinavian-background pilgrims walking Norway's St. Olaf Way to parse the yearning of contemporary diaspora pilgrims who walk repristinated routes along ancient paths toward real or imagined homelands. These...

Author(s)
Anderson, M. R.
Publisher
Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Irish Republic
Citation
International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage, 2019, 7, 1, pp 62-76
Abstract

This paper examines how a single international border can exact different policies, practices, spatial variations, and tourism spaces at various points along its length. Based on an examination of the westernmost portion of the Canada-US frontier, this constructivist study investigates how the...

Author(s)
Gelbman, A.; Timothy, D. J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2019, 22, 6, pp 682-704
Abstract

International tourism legacies are a key justification for hosting the Olympics. Although strong theoretical arguments have been made to support the tourism legacy, empirically measuring the effect has been problematic. Strong arguments for enhancing the legacy effect through the proper leveraging...

Author(s)
Moss, S. E.; Gruben, K. H.; Moss, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 2019, 11, 1, pp 16-34
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From the 21st century, security became one of the most influential indicators when planning a trip. Since then the different national states have established policies and mechanisms to inform and warn their citizens about the danger or risk that exists when traveling to other places around the...

Author(s)
Flores Gamboa, S.; León Santiesteban, M.; Mariño Jiménez, J. P.
Publisher
Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Turísticos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Citation
Estudios y Perspectivas en Turismo, 2018, 27, 4, pp 883-901
Abstract

Over the past five years, visitations of American holidaymakers to Ireland have grown exponentially owing to the online strategies of Tourism Ireland, a Destination Marketer (DMO) with a meagre budget which is extended by their understanding of best practices to maximise their monetary allowance....

Author(s)
Barcoe, C.; Whelan, G.
Publisher
WIT Press, Southampton, UK
Citation
WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 2018, 227, pp 151-161
Abstract

This article extends the concept of customer perceived value (CPV) to the tourist outshopping context and explores the differences in antecedents and outcomes of CPV between cross-border and international outshoppers. A large-scale field survey in Hong Kong with cross-border outshoppers from...

Author(s)
Piyush Sharma; Chen, I. S. N.; Luk, S. T. K.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, 2018, 42, 3, pp 392-419

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