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This is the first study to investigate the source of visitor first awareness of a low profile attraction. Questionnaire responses from 976 walk-in visitors to South Carolina's Francis Beidler Forest reveal word of mouth (WOM) as the most important source, followed by regionally placed brochures and ...

Author(s)
Weaver, D. B.; Lawton, L. J.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2011, 28, 1, pp 1-12
Abstract

This study examines destination loyalty in a forest setting. It specifically focuses on revealing the formation of attitudinal, conative, and behavioural loyalty and the relationship between destination loyalty and related concepts that influence the strength of loyalty: service quality,...

Author(s)
Lee, J. Y.; Graefe, A. R.; Burns, R. C.
Publisher
Routledge, London, UK
Citation
Leisure Sciences, 2007, 29, 5, pp 463-481
Abstract

Displacement has traditionally been defined as a process in which visitors cease using recreation sites because of sensitivity to crowding or other impacts. This study argues that such a definition is overly narrow. Displacement may also occur when those sensitive to regulation cease using a...

Author(s)
Hall, T.; Cole, D.
Publisher
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, USA
Citation
Proceedings - Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2000, No. RMRS-P-15(Vol. 4), pp 113-121
Abstract

To meet the needs of visitors, managers must understand the motivations driving visitors to wilderness areas. This paper compares the motivations of different segments of users of Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania, . Factor analysis identified 5 motivation factors (social, escape, fun, nature ...

Author(s)
Graefe, A. R.; Thapa, B.; Confer, J. J.; Absher, J. D.
Publisher
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, USA
Citation
Proceedings - Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2000, No. RMRS-P-15(Vol. 4), pp 107-112