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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 paper reports the results of a two-part study of tourism associated with the University of Florida's (USA) soccer team, known as the Gators. The purpose of the study was two-fold: (1) to investigate the tourism-related behaviours of fans travelling from outside of Alachua County, Florida to...

Author(s)
Gibson, H. J.; Willming, C.; Holdnak, A.
Publisher
Leisure Studies Association, Eastbourne, UK
Citation
Sport tourism: principles and practice, 2002, pp 3-18
Abstract

Special events have received growing attention as a contributing source of economic benefits, as well as being a useful destination marketing component for host cities, regions, and countries. Although many research studies have been conducted related to special events, little research has examined ...

Author(s)
Boo, S. Y.; Kim, M. Y.; Jones, D. L.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Convention & Event Tourism, 2009, 10, 1, pp 50-71
Abstract

This special issue discusses gastronomic and wine tourism. The issue has 16 papers. The first paper considers the vineyard landscape as a complement of the winery visit. The second paper analyses the creation and development of wine routes like tourist products in certain rural areas. The third...

Publisher
Universidad de la Laguna, La Laguna, Spain
Citation
PASOS: Revista de Turismo y Patrimonio Cultural, 2008, 6, 2, pp 137-375
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
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The chapter compares first-time and repeat visitors satisfaction with Orlando, Florida, USA. Data are obtained from 467 visitors from the UK in September 2001. Factor analysis of subjects' ratings on 22 'performance' attributes produced 5 factors: 'primary'; 'secondary' and 'tertiary' attractions;...

Author(s)
Fallon, P.; Schofield, P.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 085199749X)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

This study segments a tourist market by horse-related visitors and non-horse-related visitors versus instate and out-of-state visitors. It further tests the utility of various visitor characteristics in differentiating visitor markets for a destination. Data are collected from 556 visitors of...

Author(s)
Brown, D. O.
Publisher
Henry Stewart Publications, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2003, 9, 2, pp 174-187
Abstract

In order to better understand and effectively respond to visitor needs, the organizers of major events need better information about their markets. This study explores a segmentation of visitors (n=2698) who attended the New York National Boat Show in 2007. The results provide a more robust profile ...

Author(s)
Park, S. H.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Convention & Event Tourism, 2009, 10, 1, pp 27-49
Abstract

This study examined the relationships between and predictive ability of several variables associated with visitor satisfaction at a built tourist attraction in Arizona, USA (perceived crowding and density, expected crowding and density, preferences for crowding and density, actual density, and...

Author(s)
Budruk, M.; Schneider, I. E.; Andreck, K. L.; Virden, R. J.
Publisher
Sagamore Publishing, Champaign, USA
Citation
Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 2002, 20, 3, pp 1-17
Abstract

The role of on-site trips in recreation demand modeling is examined by means of the travel cost method. An understanding of on-site choices of site attractions and costs incurred by visitors is important if analysts are to estimate the popularity of the various attractions and, ultimately, to...

Author(s)
Siderelis, C.; Gustke, L.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, London, UK
Citation
Leisure Sciences, 2000, 22, 2, pp 123-132

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