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The government of Swaziland labelled the tourism industry as one of the national priority sectors that have maximum potential to stimulate economic growth through the creation of employment opportunities, poverty alleviation, and foreign income generation. The industry has given birth to several...

Author(s)
Mashwama, V. C.; Chiliya, N.; Chuchu, T.
Publisher
Texas A & M University Press, College Station, USA
Citation
e-Review of Tourism Research, 2019, 16, 4, pp 271-293
Abstract

Previous studies largely treat the on-site travel experience as a single stage of homogenous tourist behavior, despite widespread recognition that tourist behavior is complex and consists of temporal decision processes. In particular, little attention has been given to what changes during the...

Author(s)
Anantamongkolkul, C.; Butcher, K.; Wang Ying
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2017, 23, 3, pp 217-232
Abstract

Purpose: This paper aims to measure the role of involvement, destination emotions and place attachment in the behavioural intentions of wine tourists when visiting Porto wine cellars. Design/methodology/approach: An interceptive survey was conducted with wine tourists during their visits to four...

Author(s)
Santos, V. R.; Ramos, P.; Almeida, N.
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
International Journal of Wine Business Research, 2017, 29, 4, pp 401-415
Abstract

A profound understanding of destination image and its determinants is of significance for destinations aiming to effectively position themselves in the tourism market. However, existing research on destination image formation has mainly focused on the "a priori" and "a posteriori" stages and paid...

Author(s)
Iordanova, E.; Stylidis, D.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2019, 22, 8, pp 982-1005
Abstract

This study aimed to determine whether, in accordance with socio-demographic and travel-related variables, there are differences in Japanese tourists' preference, behavior, and perception of Hong Kong as a tourist destination. Diverse interesting results were revealed. Leisure group showed a higher...

Author(s)
Yeung ManWah; Kim SeongSeop; Schuckert, M.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2016, 33, 5, pp 730-741
Abstract

The business tourism sector is recognized as a high-yield component of the tourism industry with hedonic economic impact on businesses, destinations, local economies, and the development of human capital. It is considered as one of the fastest developing and most profitable sectors. Therefore,...

Author(s)
Kashif Hussain; Jeetesh Kumar; Suresh Kannan; Manisa Mohamed Nor
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Event Management, 2017, 21, 4, pp 497-514
Abstract

Destination branding has emerged as a critical tool for achieving competitive advantage through various conceptualizations, focusing on various aspects of branding. This research examines the role of destination brand experience (DBE), a new conceptualization, in assessing the holistic and unified...

Author(s)
Vikas Kumar; Kaushik, A. K.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2018, 35, 5, pp 649-663
Abstract

This study aims to explore the relationships among tourist experience quality, perceived value, perceived price reasonableness, tourist satisfaction with tour experience, and loyalty to an island destination by considering the moderating effect of destination image. The survey was distributed in...

Author(s)
Moon HyoungEun; Han HeeSup
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2019, 36, 1, pp 43-59
Abstract

Brand identification enhances customer loyalty and develops long-term relationships between the customer and the brand. However, only a few studies have explored the role of identification in building long-term and favorable relationships between tourists and a tourism destination. In this study,...

Author(s)
Vikas Kumar; Kaushik, A. K.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2017, 34, 9, pp 1247-1260
Abstract

This multiphase and empirical study explores the best communication style for reaching different international tourism markets and provides an understanding of how purchase decisions could be better influenced in travel brochures. A pre-test experiment evaluated the perceived emotionality and...

Author(s)
Wehrli, R.; Priskin, J.; Demarmels, S.; Schaffner, D.; Schwarz, J.; Truniger, F.; Stettler, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2017, 20, 13, pp 1375-1394

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