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Numerous studies on destination marketing assume that repeat visitors are a more attractive market segment than first-time visitors. The current study questions this assertion, by focusing separately on the balance between economic potential, as determined by tourists' spending, and risk....

Author(s)
Shani, A.; Reichel, A.; Croes, R.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2012, 51, 2, pp 166-177
Abstract

Based on an analysis of statistics derived predominantly from the World Tourism Organization, the article examines, within an international perspective, France's role and functions as both a tourism destination country and as a source of tourists, looking at France's position in the world league...

Author(s)
Tinard, Y.
Citation
Espaces (Paris), 1997, 1997, 144, pp 36-44
Abstract

The study analyzes factors affecting vacation planning in terms of information search and length of vacation planning time. The study also investigates the relationships between: visitor and trip characteristics; vacation planning; and outcomes such as visitor spending and destination evaluation....

Author(s)
Maumbe, K.; Deng, J. Y.; Selin, S.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Tourism Analysis, 2014, 19, 5, pp 557-571
Abstract

Coastal areas and other tourist destinations are popular with 'day trippers', who have a substantial effect on local tourism economies and may help to stabilize seasonal demand fluctuations. However, day trippers can also accelerate resource degradation, burden municipalities with higher policing...

Author(s)
Braun, B. M.; Soskin, M. D.
Publisher
IP Publishing Limited, London, UK
Citation
Tourism Economics, 2002, 8, 3, pp 289-301
Abstract

The impact on tourism of the Confederation Bridge, which was opened on 30 May 1997, joining Prince Edward Island to mainland Canada, is discussed. 1 189 000 people visited the island in 1997, an increase of 60% compared with 1996. The average expenditure of groups visiting the island in 1997 was C$ ...

Author(s)
LeBlanc, M.
Citation
Téoros, Revue de Recherche en Tourisme, 1998, 17, 3, pp 58-64
Abstract

As ecotourism becomes more and more popular, the emerging trend creates an "ecogeneralist" market segment. This study presents statistical evidence to illustrate the changing market profile of the ecogeneralists in North America, through an analysis of ecogeneralists' spending habits and activities ...

Author(s)
Bonn, M. A.; Joseph, S. M.; Dai, M.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Analysis, 2005, 10, 2, pp 165-185
Abstract

Researchers are showing lately an increased interest toward the special event tourist niche, mostly due to the growth in demand for events such as exhibitions, festivals and other historical and cultural displays. Besides meeting demand, special events are organized having in mind many other...

Author(s)
Nica, M.; Swaidan, Z.
Publisher
Editions AIEST (Association Internationale d'Experts Scientifiques du Tourisme), St. Gallen, Switzerland
Citation
Tourism Review, 2004, 59, 1/4, pp 6-11
Abstract

Special events and festivals can have a significant impact on local economies. A common assumption is that repeat visitors are more desirable than first-time visitors. However, research has shown that this assumption is not necessarily reality. There is a need for more research investigating these...

Author(s)
Byrd, E. T.; Beedle, J.; Cardenas, D. A.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Event Management, 2014, 18, 2, pp 101-110
Abstract

An increasing number of consumers from every generation are purchasing more goods and services over the Internet each year. Responses obtained from personal interviews with over 13 000 individuals visiting a major Florida destination during 1997, 1998, and 1999 provided the sample for this study of ...

Author(s)
Furr, H. L.; Bonn, M. A.; Hausman, A.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Analysis, 2001, 6, 2, pp 139-147
Abstract

Mexican Nationals frequently visit border towns and other cities in the United States that are in close proximity to their areas of residence for the main purpose of shopping at popular malls and outlet centers. However, it is somewhat difficult to gather the necessary information in order to...

Author(s)
Bojanic, D. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tourism Management, 2011, 32, 2, pp 406-414

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