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Cross-cultural understanding in tourism is a well-researched area, but in spite of great amount of time and money spent on cross-cultural training programs, this study suggests miscommunication continues to exist, caused by differences between expected and actual host or guest behavior. A gap,...

Author(s)
Kim SeongSeop [Kim, S. S. S. ]; McKercher, B.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2011, 28, 2, pp 145-164
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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,...

Author(s)
Fung SukFong [Fung, S. F. D. ]; McKercher, B.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648125)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

This study measures the image of Australia as a tourism destination as perceived by Korean tourists over three time periods: before, during and after their tour in Australia. A survey was conducted on 303 Korean tourists traveling to Australia on package tours. The data was undertaken from February ...

Author(s)
Kim SeongSeop [Kim, S. S. S.]; McKercher, B.; Lee HyeRin
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2009, 36, 4, pp 715-718
Abstract

This paper reports on a study of community attitudes to a publicly owned heritage tourism attraction in the regional community of Albury in New South Wales, Australia. Data for the study were obtained from telephone surveys of 415 heads of households during March and April 1998. The attraction, an...

Author(s)
McKercher, B.
Publisher
Multilingual Matters Ltd, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2001, 9, 1, pp 29-43
Abstract

This paper examines how tourists justify inappropriate behaviour at contested cultural heritage sites through an analysis of weblogs of people who climbed Ulura, Australia. The climb is increasingly seen as being inappropriate, culturally insensitive and socially unacceptable. Yet it remains open...

Author(s)
McKercher, B.; Weber, K.; Cros, H. du
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2008, 16, 4, pp 369-385
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Cover for The business of ecotourism.

Various business issues that affect the delivery of ecotourism products are examined. A brief overview of common business planning and business management issues affecting eco-business (few prepare business plans, lack of financial management skills, lack of marketing knowledge, and appropriate...

Author(s)
McKercher, B.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851993680)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Sustaining the resource base on which tourism depends must be the central focus of any discussion surrounding sustainable tourism development. To date, this debate has focused narrowly on controlling the adverse impacts of tourism development itself. Yet, the applications of the conflicting...

Author(s)
McKercher, B.
Citation
Tourism Management, 1993, 14, 2, pp 131-136
Abstract

A personal account is presented of the author's experience with a traveller in an Australian coastal community. What began as a holiday romance between an island girl (from Fiji) and an independent-minded German traveller developed into a long-lasting relationship.

Author(s)
Wong, L. M.
Publisher
Haworth Hospitality Press, Binghamton, USA
Citation
Sex and tourism: journeys of romance, love and lust, 2003, pp 35-42
Abstract

Distance decay theory argues that demand for tourism varies inversely with the distance travelled or with an increase in time or money costs. This article tests empirically the effect of distance decay on the visitor mix at 8 destinations along the Princes Highway in southeastern Australia....

Author(s)
McKercher, B.
Citation
Pacific Tourism Review, 1998, 2, 3/4, pp 215-223
Abstract

Dual-purpose destinations serve both tourists choosing an area as their main destination and those using it as a stop-over or secondary destination. While the dual role of most destinations is widely recognized, the importance of the through-traveller segment is often unappreciated, unrecognized,...

Author(s)
McKercher, B.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2001, 39, 4, pp 433-441

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