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Researching online before booking a vacation can be seen as a common habit of customers nowadays. In this context, Recommender Systems (RSs) are aiming to support the customers to find the right products, but they face domain specific challenges since tourism products are typically very complex and ...

Author(s)
Sertkan, M.; Neidhardt, J.; Werthner, H.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Information Technology and Tourism, 2019, 21, 1, pp 105-133
Abstract

Accurate forecasting of tourism demand is of utmost relevance for the success of tourism businesses. This paper presents a novel approach that extends autoregressive forecasting models by considering travellers' web search behaviour as additional input for predicting tourist arrivals. More...

Author(s)
Höpken, W.; Eberle, T.; Fuchs, M.; Lexhagen, M.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Information Technology and Tourism, 2019, 21, 1, pp 45-62
Abstract

This study develops a unique model capturing antecedents of place attractiveness in tourism hotspot crowding contexts. A structural equation model reveals three density dimensions: one destination image variable and two avoidance versus approach reactions that influence assessments of crowding...

Author(s)
Jacobsen, J. K. S.; Iversen, N. M.; Hem, L. E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2019, 76, pp 53-66
Abstract

In January 2019, five of 11 travellers to Koh Lanta, Thailand, contracted chikungunya, symptoms starting 4 days after presumed transmission. Four cases were hospitalised, one child treated in intensive care; 6 weeks after disease onset, all three adults have persistent arthralgias/arthritis,...

Author(s)
Kantele, A.
Publisher
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2019, 24, 11, pp 1900162
Abstract

We report nine travellers with confirmed chikungunya virus infection, returning from tourist areas of Thailand to Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Romania, Israel and France, diagnosed in January and February 2019. These sentinel tourists support the intensification of chikungunya virus...

Author(s)
Javelle, E.; Florescu, S. A.; Asgeirsson, H.; Jmor, S.; Eperon, G.; Leshem, E.; Blum, J.; Molina, I.; Field, V.; Pietroski, N.; Eldin, C.; Johnston, V.; Cotar, I. A.; Popescu, C.; Hamer, D. H.; Gautret, P.
Publisher
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2019, 24, 10, pp 1900146
Abstract

Background: Overnight international travels made by Finns more than doubled during 1995-2015. To estimate risks and observe trends of travel-related notifiable sexually transmitted and food- and water-borne infections (STIs and FWIs) among travellers, we analysed national reports of gonorrhoea,...

Author(s)
Zöldi, V.; Sane, J.; Kantele, A.; Rimhanen-Finne, R.; Salmenlinna, S.; Lyytikäinen, O.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2018, 25, pp 35-41
Abstract

This article explored length of stay (LOS) in the context of tour planning, to assess as to whether LOS can be increased. LOS is an important parameter for tourism destination management, at the same time as evidence have suggested that LOS is declining on a global scale. The study was based on...

Author(s)
Jacobsen, J. Kr. S.; Gössling, S.; Dybedal, P.; Skogheim, T. S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 2018, 35, pp 29-35
Abstract

Background: One third of travellers to low- and middle-income regions of the tropics and subtropics become colonized by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE). The risk varies by destination and, for each traveller, may be substantially further increased by...

Author(s)
Lääveri, T.; Vlot, J. A.; Dam, A. P. van; Häkkinen, H. K.; Sonder, G. J. B.; Visser, L. G.; Kantele, A.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Infectious Diseases, 2018, 18, 341, pp (23 July 2018)
Abstract

Biosecurity measures are commonly used to prevent the introduction of non-native species to natural environments globally, yet the efficacy of practices is rarely tested under operational conditions. A voluntary biosecurity measure was trialled in the Norwegian high Arctic following concern that...

Author(s)
Rumpf, S. B.; Alsos, I. G.; Ware, C.
Publisher
Pensoft Publishers, Sofia, Bulgaria
Citation
NeoBiota, 2018, No.37, pp 37-49
Abstract

Purpose: To provide insights into holiday well-being, the purpose of this paper is to examine two inevitable traveller activities related to destinations' gastronomy: pre-trip food information sourcing and the daily meals consumed. Design/methodology/approach: A survey was carried out among 243...

Author(s)
Björk, P.; Kauppinen-Räisänen, H.
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
British Food Journal, 2017, 119, 7, pp 1578-1591

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