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This study introduces bootstrap aggregation (bagging) in modeling and forecasting tourism demand. The aim is to improve the forecast accuracy of predictive regressions while considering fully automated variable selection processes which are particularly useful in industry applications. The...

Author(s)
Athanasopoulos, G.; Song HaiYan; Sun, J. A.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2018, 57, 1, pp 52-68
Abstract

This paper explores the use of indicators to evaluate the impacts of volunteer tourism in host communities, based on an online questionnaire sent to 183 volunteer tourism organizations. Little research exists demonstrating how volunteer tourism programs impact host communities or how impacts can be ...

Author(s)
Lupoli, C. A.; Morse, W. C.; Bailey, C.; Schelhas, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2014, 22, 6, pp 898-921
Abstract

This study analyses Chinese views of seven selected long-haul holiday destinations using secondary data from the 2008 China survey of the Global Tourism Watch market research program commissioned by the Canadian Tourism Commission. Results indicate that Mainland Chinese travellers considered...

Author(s)
Yun DongKoo; Joppe, M.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of China Tourism Research, 2011, 7, 4, pp 459-489
Abstract

This special issue examines graduate student research. The issue consists of 16 papers. The first paper examines how rural women's choice of leisure time physical activity location and activity companions informs their enjoyment of that physical activity. The second paper examines the correlation...

Author(s)
Duncan, T.; Kline, C.; Schneider, P.
Publisher
ANZALS (School of Leisure, Sport Tourism), Lindfield, Australia
Citation
Annals of Leisure Research, 2010, 13, 1/2, pp 1-348
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Cover for The agritourist characteristics of five countries of the world.

This chapter presents five distant countries of the world in respect of their predispositions for developing local and international agritourism: Bashkiria (Russian Federation), Aoteora (New Zealand), Quebec (Canada), the United Kingdom and Poland. The following qualities should above all be...

Author(s)
Sznajder, M.; Przezbórska, L.; Scrimgeour, F.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934828)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Generation Y: perspectives of quality in youth adventure travel experiences in an Australian backpacker context.

This chapter examines the importance of quality to Gen-Y youth adventure travellers and backpackers in Australia. Fourteen youth adventure travellers participated in focus groups, another 16 travellers participated in interviews and 8 youth adventure travellers completed travel diaries. The youth...

Author(s)
Jennings, G.; Cater, C.; Lee YoungSook; Ollenburg, C.; Ayling, A.; Lunny, B.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936013)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

The forecasting of international tourist arrivals is normally done on a per country basis. The volume of tourist flow varies widely among countries, largely depending on their population size but also on their openness to tourism. This paper uses data for Austria, China (PRC), Canada, the Cook...

Author(s)
Vu, J. C.
Publisher
IP Publishing Limited, London, UK
Citation
Tourism Economics, 2006, 12, 2, pp 263-276
Abstract

In recent times there has been a growth in the issue of travel advisories by various governments and institutions alerting citizens and travellers in general about the likely consequences of travel to certain destinations and countries. This paper examines in particular the travel advisories of...

Author(s)
Brown, R.; Junek, O.
Publisher
Centre for Research on Tourism, Bandung, Indonesia
Citation
ASEAN Journal on Hospitality and Tourism, 2004, 3, 1, pp 41-50

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