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The paper presents and discusses the results of an exploratory, empirical study, which was conducted to explore links between holiday experiences and the assessment of the tourism offering. Data collection took place in three phases st two comparable peripheral holiday destinations, Norfolk, UK and ...

Author(s)
Gyimóthy, S.
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 1999, 8, 2, pp 57-74
Abstract

The intention of this article is to understand inter-organizational collaboration in a meeting destination context and explain the failure of such collaborative networks. We demonstrate how meeting tourism actors in two smaller Scandinavian cities fail to form long-term collaborations. Major...

Author(s)
Larson, M.; Gyimóthy, S.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 2013, 5, 1, pp 62-80
Abstract

To overcome socioeconomic decline, Danish coastal communities attempt to harness the potentials of the collaborative economy with novel forms of communitarian initiatives in tourism. This paper assesses the emergent business model of the Camøno walking trail, which was conceived as an alternative,...

Author(s)
Gyimóthy, S.; Meged, J. W.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Planning and Development, 2018, 15, 5, pp 496-515
Abstract

Attempts have been made to make traditional local foods a part of the tourists' experiences, but few have caught great interest among the tourist and leisure consumers. An exception is the Norwegian traditional Sheep's-head meal. This article focuses on driving factors behind this success. Sheep's...

Author(s)
Mykletun, R. J.; Gyimóthy, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2010, 31, 3, pp 434-446
Abstract

Qualitative data were gathered from 35 families visiting the Legoland tourist attraction in Billund, Denmark. Analysis employed a framework based upon established "push" and "pull" factors for tourism and leisure, but also took into account sociological changes in family structure and process. It...

Author(s)
Johns, N.; Gyimóthy, S.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis AS, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2003, 3, 1, pp 3-23
Abstract

Data from a visitor survey (n=1099 usable samples) on the Danish Island of Bornholm in July-September 1995 and May-June 1996 were analysed using multivariate techniques. Factor analysis of visitors' preferences and behaviour patterns indicated 3 main goals: relaxation, nature, and local culture....

Author(s)
Johns, N.; Gyimóthy, S.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2002, 40, 3, pp 316-327
Abstract

This paper discusses narratives of polar adventure tourism from a multidisciplinary perspective of play. Reviewing discussions on the motivation behind this subject, it examines two concurrent approaches in particular: risk and insight theories. Based on empirical evidence obtained from a winter...

Author(s)
Gyimóthy, S.; Mykletun, R. J.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2004, 31, 4, pp 855-878
Abstract

The task of coordinating local tourism development actions usually falls on public agencies, but development is often made doubly difficult because there is a dichotomy between the market stance of tourist bureaux and the supply-oriented approach of small traders. Such is the case of the restaurant ...

Author(s)
Gyimóthy, S.; Rassing, C. R.; Wanhill, S.
Publisher
MCB University Press Ltd, Bradford, UK
Citation
International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 2000, 12, 6, pp 371-379
Abstract

This paper examines the difference between the marketing of Danish Inn Holidays (Dansk Kroferie) and guest perceptions of the brand in Southern Jutland, Denmark. A mythological brand analysis was conducted on various data, such as marketing material (brochures, websites) and interviews collected at ...

Author(s)
Gyimóthy, S.
Publisher
Threshold Press Ltd, Newbury, UK
Citation
Hospitality Review, 2002, 4, 1, pp 26-30
Abstract

This study took the view that visitors perceive theme parks in terms of hedonic experience rather than simply as commercial service offerings, and respond to emotional content rather than to the utility of tourism service provision. The study took place at Legoland, at Billund in Denmark. The views ...

Author(s)
Johns, N.; Gyimóthy, S.
Publisher
Henry Stewart Publications, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2002, 8, 4, pp 320-331