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Security and safety are extremely important for travelers and the tourism industry. One construct that has remained largely unexplored in explaining visitors' perceived safety while at the destination is their level of emotional solidarity (positive sentiments one feels for another) with ...

Author(s)
Woosnam, K. M.; Shafer, C. S.; Scott, D.; Timothy, D. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2015, 46, pp 263-273
Abstract

This study examines the influences of cognitive and affective destination images on tourist visit intention to New York City, USA. It also examines the moderating role of tourist motivation within the image and intention context, investigating whether the extent of the image effects on visit...

Author(s)
Phillips, W.; Jang, S. C.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Analysis, 2007, 12, 4, pp 319-326
Abstract

The researchers undertook an empirical examination of the tourist images of Taiwan prior to and after visiting a Taiwanese tourist night market. A survey was distributed at Shilin Night Market and generated 230 responses from Japanese, 171 from US/Canadian, and 95 from Mandarin-speaking Chinese ...

Author(s)
Chang HsuanHsuan
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Culture & Communication, 2012, 11, 3, pp 183-199
Abstract

Purpose - This study seeks to assess international tourists' perception of safety while shopping in the USA, using Las Vegas as the study site. Over recent years, Las Vegas became an international destination for visitors from the Asia-Pacific region to celebrate Chinese New Year. In February 2007, ...

Author(s)
Fowler, D. C.; Lauderdale, M. K.; Goh, B. K.; Yuan, J. X.
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, Bradford, UK
Citation
International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, 2012, 6, 3, pp 238-249
Abstract

Much of today's heritage tourism product depends on the staging or re-creation of ethnic or cultural traditions. This study analyses the role of perceived authenticity as a measure of product quality and as a determinant of tourist satisfaction. The event studied was the Flora Macdonald Scottish...

Author(s)
Chhabra, D.; Healy, R.; Sills, E.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2003, 30, 3, pp 702-719
Abstract

This study examines the impact of culture on landscape-name perceptions of tourists from China, United States, and Europe utilizing both Hofstede's and Hall's cultural typologies. Data for this study were collected from visitors to two national parks in China. Culture is found to have a significant ...

Author(s)
Zhang ChaoZhi; Gursoy, D.; Deng Zeng; Gao Jun
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Geographies, 2015, 17, 1, pp 134-150
Abstract

This study examines Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, as a place of cultural religious heritage, and the importance of authorship and agency in pilgrimage landscapes. It examines the practice of visitors inscribing messages on the fieldstone wall outside the estate. The idea of Graceland visitors as ...

Author(s)
Alderman, D. H.
Publisher
Centre for Tourism Research & Development, Lucknow, India
Citation
Tourism Recreation Research, 2002, 27, 2, pp 27-33
Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to compare the destination image of inquirers of the Austin, Texas Convention and Visitor Bureau. A number of differences were found between visitors, potential visitors, and residents. In general, residents had higher levels of agreement with each of the image items,...

Author(s)
Draper, J.
Publisher
Texas A & M University Press, College Station, USA
Citation
e-Review of Tourism Research, 2015, 12, 1/2, pp 137-151
Abstract

A growing number of commercial corporations have chosen to open visitor centers or company museums. This trend has not bypassed the religious not-for-profit sector. This study uses past literature, input from management, and importance-performance analysis (IPA) to investigate the visitor...

Author(s)
Rivera, M. A.; Shani, A.; Severt, D.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Heritage Tourism, 2009, 4, 3, pp 227-243
Abstract

This study looks at the image of Mississippi as a tourist destination as perceived by both past visitors (n=134) and non-visitors (n=101). A descriptive analysis of participants' sociodemographic characteristics and their images of the mentioned destination, is provided. MANOVA analysis indicated...

Author(s)
Hallab, Z.; Kim, K. M.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Analysis, 2005, 10, 4, pp 393-403

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