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China is expected to become the largest inbound source market to Australia and many other destinations including Europe, possibly in less than a decade. However, the Chinese government tightly controls outbound travel via a number of mechanisms such as limiting travel to selected destinations...

Author(s)
Weiler, B.; Yu Xin
Publisher
ANZALS (School of Leisure, Sport Tourism), Lindfield, Australia
Citation
Annals of Leisure Research, 2008, 11, 1/2, pp 225-241
Abstract

The package tourists dominate the outbound Chinese holiday travel market, and to date their nature tourism experiences have been investigated, analysed and reported primarily with a Western gaze. This paper critically examines the findings of previous studies from both Chinese and English-language...

Author(s)
Weiler, B.; Chen HanYu
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Recreation Research, 2016, 41, 3, pp 246-258
Abstract

Chinese inbound tourism constitutes Australia's fastest growing and largest international tourist market. Currently, most of this travel is conducted via group package tours (GPTs). While there is anecdotal evidence of dissatisfaction with some aspects of Chinese tourists' service experience such...

Author(s)
Chen HanYu; Weiler, B.; Young, M.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2018, 24, 4, pp 371-386
Abstract

This study examined the effects of both cognitive and affective tour guide interpretation outcomes on tourist satisfaction and behavioral intention in a heritage tourism context. Data were collected via a survey of 282 inbound mainland Chinese tourists to Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, a heritage...

Author(s)
Huang SongShan; Weiler, B.; Assaker, G.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2015, 54, 3, pp 344-358
Abstract

Festivals, carnivals and community fairs add vitality and enhancedestinations' appeal for tourists. They are an important segment of events tourism 'which can be defined as the systematic development and marketing of special events as tourist attractions and as image-builders for destinations'...

Author(s)
Zeppel, H.
Publisher
Belhaven Press, London, UK
Citation
Special interest tourism., 1992, pp 69-82
Abstract

This article explores a values-based approach to regional destination branding. Drawing on a qualitative case study of the branding of Victoria's High Country, a regional tourism area in rural Victoria, Australia, the article illustrates the shortcomings of a branding process (both in theory and...

Author(s)
Wheeler, F.; Frost, W.; Weiler, B.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2011, 28, 1, pp 13-26
Abstract

Protected areas in Australia are of great importance to the tourism industry, conservation agencies, and other stakeholders. Due to an increase in limited resources and the complexity and uncertainty of the protected area/tourism planning context, these stakeholders are encouraged to enter...

Author(s)
Wegner, A.; Lee, D.; Weiler, B.
Publisher
Routledge, Taylor & Francis, London, UK
Citation
Service Industries Journal, 2010, 30, 9/10, pp 1643-1650
Abstract

This article reports on an investigation of the leisure travel behaviour of Chinese pleasure travellers to Australia. The study was designed to develop a sociodemographic profile of inbound Chinese pleasure travellers to Australia, identify the travel characteristics, lifestyles, and travel...

Author(s)
Yu Xin; Weiler, B.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Culture & Communication, 2001, 3, 2, pp 81-91
Abstract

Australians Studying Abroad (ASA) is Australia's oldest study tour company which runs programmes throughout the world for Australians, Americans, Canadians and New Zealanders. A private company, it was set up in 1977 to run tours with an academic programme of at least 90 hours of lectures and site...

Author(s)
Wood, C.
Publisher
Belhaven Press, London, UK
Citation
Special interest tourism., 1992, pp 37-46
Abstract

Four papers concerning visitor interpretation are presented. Topics covered include: the adoption of thematic interpretation at an historic site in Victoria, Australia; the role of interpretation in a nature-based tour to Malaysian Borneo; the effectiveness of interpretation in dophin-human...

Author(s)
Black, R.; Weiler, B.
Publisher
ANZALS (School of Leisure, Sport Tourism), Lindfield, Australia
Citation
Annals of Leisure Research, 2004, 7, 1, pp 71 pp.

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