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Ecotourism principles, which often reference only undisturbed or remote destinations, can be applied to urban destinations as well and offer great potential to the tourism industry. Cities host more than half the world's population and the majority of tourists visit or pass through urban areas...

Author(s)
Dodds, R.; Joppe, M.
Publisher
Institute for Tourism, Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Tourism (Zagreb), 2003, 51, 2, pp 157-164
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine if there are distinct socio-demographic and behavioral characteristics among nature-based visitors based on distance traveled. The study used two concepts - "gravity" and "inertia" - to explain the effect of distance on travel behavior. The results based...

Author(s)
Nyaupane, G. P.; Graefe, A. R.
Publisher
Haworth Hospitality Press, Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2008, 25, 3/4, pp 355-366
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

Some of the most basic but vital data on recreation and travel behavior at tourism destinations consists of the places people visit, their travel routes, and the amount of time spent at each location. Despite that travel patterns are a fundamental aspect of the tourism phenomenon, little attention...

Author(s)
Beeco, J. A.; Huang, W. J.; Hallo, J. C.; Norman, W. C.; McGehee, N. G.; McGee, J.; Goetcheus, C.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Geographies, 2013, 15, 3, pp 551-573
Abstract

The propositions and the usefulness of the purchase consumption system or PCS (a sequence of mental and observable steps a consumer undertakes to buy and use several products purchased leads to a purchase sequence involving other products) for tourism research is examined. Data from interviews...

Author(s)
Woodside, A. G.; King, R. I.
Publisher
Haworth Hospitality Press, Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2001, 10, 1, pp 3-27
Abstract

This study investigated change in destination perception during the course of a holiday using in situ research techniques. Data are obtained from surveys of motorists (n=748) travelling through Arizona, USA. Cognitive perceptions were represented by destination knowledge and affective perceptions...

Author(s)
Vogt, C. A.; Andereck, K. L.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2002, 41, 4, pp 348-354
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

The purpose of this study was to quantitatively identify the cultural heritage tourist to determine differences between other types of visitors and the cultural heritage tourist. Differences were measured on various dimensions of travel behaviour and demographics, including activities participated...

Author(s)
Martin, B. S.; Bridges, W. C.; Valliere, W.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Analysis, 2004, 9, 1/2, pp 129-134
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
Abstract

This paper provides profiles of cruise vacationers and the guests of four different types of land-based resorts (casino, oceanside beach, ski, and summer country). Data are based on a survey conducted among 3320 US visitors during 1989 and 1990 for Tourism Canada by the Longwoods Research Group...

Author(s)
Morrison, A. M.; Yang, C. H.; O'Leary, J. T.; Nadkarni, N.
Publisher
School of Business, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
Citation
Journal of Tourism Studies, 2003, 14, 1, pp 99-111

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