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Although almost half of US domestic pleasure travellers visit friends and relatives, this market segment was marginalised and almost forgotten until the late 1980s. This study examined the variety-seeking behaviour of US travellers whose primary trip motive was to visit friends and relatives...

Author(s)
Hu, B. A.; Morrison, A. M.; O'Leary, J. T.
Publisher
School of Business, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
Citation
Journal of Tourism Studies, 2002, 13, 2, pp 28-40
Abstract

This study examines the value of repeat visitors to a cultural festival in terms of expenditures, behavioral intentions, length of stay, and visitation patterns. This analysis is based on an intercept survey that yielded a sample of 1110 visitors. The results confirm the greater viability of repeat ...

Author(s)
Shani, A.; Rivera, M. A.; Hara, T.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Convention & Event Tourism, 2009, 10, 2, pp 89-104
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 paper describes the Manhattan TV Tour, a tour of New York City, USA, according to television locations. Rather than offering a simulated, seamless entry into the fictive, the tour shows representational, cultural and historical files into each site and thus performs the spatial incongruities...

Author(s)
Torchin, L.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourist Studies, 2002, 2, 3, pp 247-266
Abstract

We describe and employ a Bayesian posterior simulator for fitting a high-dimensional system of ordinal or count outcome equations. The model is then applied to describe the multiple site recreation demands of individual agents, and we argue that our approach provides advantages relative to existing ...

Author(s)
Herriges, J. A.; Phaneuf, D. J.; Tobias, J. L.
Publisher
North-Holland, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Econometrics, 2008, 147, 2, pp 282-298
Abstract

The current study utilised experience use history (EUH) to create distinct, identifiable segments of golf travellers by examining their past behaviour and experience levels. This allowed the consideration of differences between the segments with regard to overall satisfaction, perceived value and...

Author(s)
Petrick, J. F.
Publisher
Henry Stewart Publications, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2002, 8, 4, pp 332-342
Abstract

The benefits of neighbourhood parks have been well documented, yet there is a growing need for agencies to provide evidence beyond the anecdotal that demonstrates the impact of park renovations. Recent studies have examined whether park renovations correspond with increased visitation and physical...

Author(s)
Mowen, A. J.; Hickerson, B. D.; Kaczynski, A. T.
Publisher
Sagamore Publishing, Urbana, USA
Citation
Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 2013, 31, 1, pp unpaginated
Abstract

The purposes of this study were to identify the tourist image of Kansas, USA, with limited comparative advantages and to suggest using the knowledge of the existing image to develop its competitive advantages. Telephone interviews were conducted with 417 individuals in 12 US states. Both the...

Author(s)
Hsu, C. H. C.; Wolfe, K.; Kang, S. K.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2004, 25, 1, pp 121-126
Abstract

Americans' interest in travelling to historic sites has increased recently and is expected to continue. Despite this trend, however, very little is known about individuals who visit heritage or cultural sites. Evidence suggests that there may be types of tourists who progress from general...

Author(s)
Kerstetter, D. L.; Confer, J. J.; Graefe, A. R.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2001, 39, 3, pp 267-274
Abstract

While a survey of 988 walk-in visitors to South Carolina's Francis Beidler Forest revealed very high levels of satisfaction as well as repeat visitation and positive referral intentions, over one-half of the respondents also provided at least one 'disappointing' or 'least satisfying aspect' of...

Author(s)
Lawton, L. J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Ecotourism, 2012, 11, 2, pp 118-131

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