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Previous studies have mostly used government statistics and survey data to examine the effect of travel distance on tourist behavior. In this study, we used data obtained from Sina Weibo to analyze the travel patterns of tourists who visited Suzhou, China from April 2012 to October 2013. We...

Xue Lan; Zhang Yi
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Annals of Tourism Research, 2020, 82,

This study aims to explore the antinomy of distance effects in tourist destination choice by demonstrating its catalytic effect and functionary mechanism. The concept of "distance desire" is proposed to express the catalytic effect of distance, while the attributes and subdivisional dimensions of...

Cao JingJing; Zhang JinHe; Wang Chang; Hu Huan; Yu Peng
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Journal of Travel Research, 2020, 59, 4, pp 614-630
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Cover for Influence of cultural distance in comparison with travel distance on tourist behaviour.

This chapter examines the extent to which cultural distance influences tourist behaviour in comparison with travel distance. This is accomplished by examining the profile, travel patterns and activities of eight different markets (Japan, France, Thailand, Australia, Singapore, the USA, Malaysia,...

Fung SukFong [Fung, S. F. D. ]; McKercher, B.
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648125)
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This research examines the influence of distance on the travel behaviour of fans of professional hockey teams; specifically, with reference to theories of distance decay, the research examines the strength of influence that travel distance has on professional hockey fans' road game attendance. Data ...

Mohan, L.; Thomas, L.
Routledge, Melbourne, Australia
Annals of Leisure Research, 2012, 15, 3, pp 296-309

Distance is an important consideration in the holiday destination selection process. The study investigated the nature of the relationship between travellers' cognitive distance estimates and actual physical distance, and tested the efficacy of the hierarchical and non-hierarchical theories of...

Ankomah, P. K.; Crompton, J. L.; Baker, D. A.
Journal of Travel Research, 1995, 34, 2, pp 12-18

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