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Purpose - For years, the community in Bario has chosen to organize a slow food and cultural festival annually to draw tourists to Bario. The aim of this paper is to explore the staging of slow food events as a high-yield strategy for rural tourism destinations and how they can be used to move a ...

Author(s)
Adeyinka-Ojo, S. F.; Khoo-Lattimore, C.
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, Bingley, UK
Citation
Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, 2013, 5, 4, pp 353-364
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Many studies have been conducted on the consequences of complaint handling from the customers' - perspectives but the literature remains scant on work from the employees' perspectives. This paper aims to study the personal-related consequences of complaint handling on restaurant service employees....

Author(s)
Loo PohTheng; Khoo-Lattimore, C.; Boo HueyChern
Publisher
Washington State University, Pullman, USA
Citation
The 5th Advances in Hospitality & Tourism Marketing and Management (AHTMM) Conference, Beppu, Japan, 18-21 June 2015, 2015, pp 366-372
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This study investigates tourists' risk perception towards a risky destination. The eastern coast of Sabah, Malaysia was chosen as the study site for its recent high-risk status as a result of a series of abductions and political turmoil. Using t-test and partial least squares-structural equation...

Author(s)
Yang ChiaoLing [Yang, C. L. E. ]; Sharif, S. P.; Khoo-Lattimore, C.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourism and Hospitality Research, 2015, 15, 3, pp 206-221
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In response to the increasingly risk-conscious environment in contemporary society, a growing body of literature has been dedicated to tourist risk perception. While risk is widely assumed to be a negative element in tourism, this perspective overlooks the fact that risk and tourist experience are...

Author(s)
Yang ChiaoLing [Yang, C. L. E. ]; Khoo-Lattimore, C.; Arcodia, C.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2018, 57, 2, pp 260-272
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Purpose - Given the importance of negative word of mouth and growing number of hotel customers who leave their complaints on the web, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the complaints posted by guests who have stayed at luxury hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Design/methodology/approach - ...

Author(s)
Erdogan Ekiz; Khoo-Lattimore, C.; Faranak Memarzadeh
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, Bingley, UK
Citation
Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, 2012, 3, 2, pp 96-106
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This paper examines the work done by tourism researchers to understand why tourists make travel decisions that lead to high levels of greenhouse gas emissions and find it difficult to change their transport mode and destination choice towards more sustainable outcomes. It notes the growing...

Author(s)
Khoo-Lattimore, C.; Prideaux, B.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2013, 21, 7, pp 1036-1048
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Vacation needs and the family decision-making processes are well researched in tourism. However, the role and influence of young children on parents' hotel choice remains sparsely researched in the context of Asian families. This study, hence, examines parents' choice criteria of resort hotels when ...

Author(s)
Khoo-Lattimore, C.; Girish Prayag; Cheah BenLi
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management, 2015, 24, 5, pp 511-531
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Segmenting the motivation of travelers using the push and pull framework remains ubiquitous in tourism. This study segments the girlfriend getaway (GGA) market on motivation (push) and accommodation (pull) attributes and identifies relationships between these factors. Using a relatively novel...

Author(s)
Khoo-Lattimore, C.; Prayag, G.; Disegna, M.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2019, 58, 5, pp 774-792
Abstract

In the realm of women's travel, while the accommodation experiences and preferences of female business travellers have been investigated, little is known about the female leisure-traveller in this regard. This study investigates one of the growth sectors in women's travel - girlfriend getaways...

Author(s)
Khoo-Lattimore, C.; Gibson, H. J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2018, 21, 2, pp 191-209
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As the processes associated with globalisation swiftly erode distinct cultures and identities, it has been argued that heritage attractions have emerged as powerful communicators in developing collective national identities. Although many countries reveal histories and collective pasts that are...

Author(s)
Butler, G.; Khoo-Lattimore, C.; Mura, P.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 2014, 19, 2, pp 199-218

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