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Through an examination of visitors to freshwater springs in north central Florida, USA, this study identified: (1) the recreation benefits visitors to freshwater springs most desire; (2) the role learning plays in recreationists' motivations to visit water-based recreation areas; and (3) the...

Author(s)
Stein, T. V.; Denny, C. B.; Pennisi, L. A.
Publisher
Multilingual Matters Ltd, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2003, 11, 5, pp 404-425
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

Six different conceptualizations of the relationship between visitor satisfaction and service quality have been suggested in the literature. A model is developed which integrates and reconciles these differences, using data obtained from Ohio state parks in the USA. Its central components are...

Author(s)
Tian-Cole, S.; Cromption, J. L.
Publisher
Routledge, London, UK
Citation
Leisure Studies, 2003, 22, 1, pp 65-80
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
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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This study groups visitors to Virginia, USA based on their environmental attitudes by using a posteriori market segmentation. Factor-cluster analysis, multiple discriminant analysis, and one-way analysis of variance were performed to examine and profile the travel segments. According to the...

Author(s)
Formica, S.; Uysal, M.
Publisher
Haworth Press Inc., Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Hospitality & Leisure Marketing, 2002, 9, 3/4, pp 35-49
Abstract

This study assessed convention attendee motivations, performance evaluation, satisfaction, and behavioural intentions in a regional conference setting. Data was collected from conference attendees in the southeast United States. The findings revealed a five-dimension conference motivation: (1)...

Author(s)
Severt, D.; Wang, Y. C.; Chen, P. J.; Breiter, D.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2007, 28, 2, pp 399-408
Abstract

This study investigates two specific types of U.S. travelers to China: Group Package Tour (GPT) visitors and Free Independent Travel (FIT) visitors. Results indicated that GPT visitors were more likely to be older and have higher household income than FIT visitors. Four trip-related characteristics ...

Author(s)
Bonn, M. A.; Chang, H. W.; Agrusa, J.; Furr, L.; Kim, W. G.; Lee, H. Y.
Publisher
School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Florida International University, North Miami, USA
Citation
FIU Hospitality Review, 2009, 27, 1, pp 58-76
Abstract

The recreational specialization framework is a potentially useful tool for understanding the characteristics of people who attend festivals and special events. This study determines the level of birding specialization among 313 surveyed visitors to the Third Annual Great Salt Lake Bird Festival...

Author(s)
Burr, S. W.; Scott, D.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Event Management, 2004, 9, 1/2, pp 27-37
Abstract

Purchasing behaviours of 2000 tourists for Tennessee-made food products were examined in February 1998. Amount of units purchased, approximate expenditures, and where products were purchased were recorded. Over 95% of the individuals purchased Tennessee-made food products for themselves and 64%...

Author(s)
Costello, C. A.; Fairhurst, A.
Publisher
Haworth Press Inc., Binghamton, USA
Citation
International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration, 2002, 3, 3, pp 7-17

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